Sep 3, 2014 12:05 AM by Rebecca Taylor
TUCSON - The search is on for a credit card thief. Tucson Police say a purse was snatched from inside a parked car and a woman was caught on camera using a stolen bank card.
The break-in happened on a Tuesday morning around seven, in the parking lot at Udall Park. Within 45 minutes the victim's credit card was used.
A surveillance photo was taken August 19th at the Walgreens near Speedway and Craycroft. Tucson police consider the woman in the picture a suspect.
News 4 Tucson showed her photo to pet owners at Udall Park.
"Well I hope they find her, because people just come out here to have some fun with their animals and they don't need this kind of stuff happening," said a man with his dog.
Another pet parent said, "That's horrible because I mean their whole life is messed up, they have to cut the cards and you worry about your money."
The stolen credit card was used again a half-hour later at the Walmart near Speedway and Kolb.
News 4 Tucson's Rebecca Taylor asked park visitors what they do to keep valuables safe?
A dog owner replied, "I bring absolutely the minimum. I take what's absolutely essential. I take my driver's license and I keep that in my pocket, and I keep my keys over here in my pocket. So I don't leave anything in the car."
The suspect is described as a white woman in her late thirties to mid forties, around 5'5, 200 pounds with brown hair and prescription eye glasses.
"I just hope the places that she used the credit cards, have that picture for their cashiers and that they find her," a park visitor said.
Police believe the suspect drives a white Nissan Sentra. Anyone with information should call 911 or 88-CRIME.