Culpeper Police Seek to Identify Person of Interest in Credit Card Case
TOWN OF CULPEPER FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Wally Bunker, Public Information Officer
The Culpeper Police Department is seeking the public's help identifying person of interest possibly involved in the theft and use of stolen credit cards earlier this month.
On Sept. 1 at about 10 a.m., the female victim and her husband were at the pharmacy counter of a grocery store when a black male approached the couple and engaged the husband in conversation. The victim later noticed that someone had opened the woman's tote bag she had in the shopping cart and opened her billfold.
The unknown man told the couple he thought it was possibly a man who just went down the aisle. The person of interest, who was talking with the husband, then left in the direction he told the couple the man had gone and then disappeared.
A short time later, one of the credit cards taken from the wallet was used to purchase alcohol at the ABC store in Southgate Shopping Center and also at a nearby tobacco shop. The cards were also used at several stores in town before they were cancelled.
The man police seek to identify from the surveillance photo is a medium to dark complected black male, wearing blue jean shorts, dark-colored croc shoes and a dark shirt with the "college" in white letters. He appears to be bald with some facial hair. He appears to be average height in his 30s and described as very talkative.
Anyone with information as to the identity of the person of interest in the photo may contact Lt. Andrew Terrill at 540-829-5521 or anonymously call Culpeper CrimeSolvers at 540-727-0300, where callers never have to give their name or testify in court to earn a cash reward.