Halifax Regional Police is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a woman who used a credit card stolen from a parked motor vehicle.
On February 1, 2015, at 2:30 p.m., a woman called police to report that her car had been broken into while parked on Seton Road at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax. The woman was sledding with her kids, and when she returned to her car, she noticed that someone had smashed a window and stole her purse. Officers later determined that a suspect had used the victim’s credit card shortly after the theft at numerous businesses in Halifax and Dartmouth.
Police are releasing pictures of a woman who used the stolen credit card. She is described as a white woman in her twenties, with blond hair. At the time of the purchases, she was wearing a long dark winter jacket with a fur hood and sunglasses. She drove to each business in a dark colored Saturn.
If you have information about this incident or the identity of this woman, please call police at 902-490-5016. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip - Tip 202 + your message to 274637.
Thefts from vehicles are usually crimes of opportunity with visible items being a temptation for would-be thieves. Citizens should remove all items from their vehicles (e.g. global positioning systems (GPS), satellite radios, cell phone chargers or other equipment that appears valuable) and lock the doors upon exiting. If it is absolutely necessary to leave items in your vehicle, they should be locked in the trunk out of plain sight before arriving at your destination.