Shoreline police: Car prowlers waste no time using a credit card stolen in a car prowl

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Not what you want to see when you 
return to your car. Photo courtesy KCSO
Smash. Grab. Charge! Car prowlers waste no time using a credit card stolen in a car prowl.

The gentlemen pictured in the grey hoodie attempted to use a stolen credit card not long after a Dodge Ram was broken into at Shoreline Park, 19030 1st Ave NE.

Deputies contacted the owner of the Dodge Ram and were told that the victim's wallet was stolen, containing the victim's identification and two credit cards.

The victim immediately called his credit card company and was told that someone made two unauthorized purchases at a nearby grocery store for $500 each.

A witness saw the suspects get in to a silver Dodge Charger with tinted windows.

Do you recognize this person? Tell the police.
Our deputy tracked the transactions to a nearby grocery store, where the man pictured attempted to buy a $500 gift card with one of the stolen credit cards. 

The transaction did not go through. We are currently tracing the second transaction.

The suspect, as seen in the screen grab from surveillance video, is wearing a gray hoodie and red pants.

If you have any information on this case or recognize the suspect, please call our non-emergency number at 206-296-3311 reference case #C21015124.

This bold crime happened in seconds, with witnesses nearby. 

Thieves head straight for the console or glove box, where they know wallets and other valuables are stored. Protect yourself by leaving nothing of value in your vehicle.

--King County Sheriff's Office



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