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Celina Credit Card Thief Wanted

May 1, 2012

Photo provided: This is a still image of the person believed to be responsible for stealing a wallet out of a vehicle parked at Pullman Bay restaurant in Celina.

CELINA — The Celina Police Department is investigating the theft of credit cards and attempted use of those credit cards that occurred Monday morning. 

Between 9 a.m. and and 9:45 a.m. Monday, someone broke the driver’s door window out of a white 2009 Chrysler minivan that was parked in the parking lot for Pullman Bay Restaurant.  The suspect then stole a black wallet belonging to Ashlea Grahm of Gainesville, Fla. Grahm was in town on family business.  The wallet contained the victim’s operator’s license and credit cards.  

Officers were checking the surrounding area for any contents of the wallet that had been discarded when the victim re-contacted the police department to report that her bank just notified her that someone was attempting to make a $1,200 purchase with her card at the Celina Wal-Mart store.  Officers responded to the store immediately, but the suspect had actually left the store before the information was relayed to the victim. 

Video surveillance footage shows the suspect attempt to purchase a flat screen TV with two separate cards at approximately 9:52 a.m. When the purchase is denied on both cards he leaves the store about 10:05 a.m. 

Before getting into his white full size pick-up truck to leave, he enters the vehicle parked next to him for five to ten seconds.  It is suspected he either stole something or was looking for something to steal from that vehicle when he entered it.  That vehicle had already left when officers arrived and no reports of a theft from that car have been filed with the Celina Police Department.  The suspect left the area traveling east on Havemann Road.   

Anyone with any information concerning this incident or the identity of the suspect is urged to call the Celina Police Department at 419-586-2345.

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