A woman sought by police for using a credit card stolen from a parked car has been arrested.
On November 25, 2014, at 4 p.m., a woman called police to report that her car had been broken into while parked at the Frog Pond located at 232 Purcells Cove Road in Halifax. The woman was out for a walk and when she returned to her car, she noticed that someone had smashed a window and stolen her purse. Officers later determined that a suspect used the victim’s credit card shortly after the theft at numerous businesses in Halifax. On January 20, police released pictures of the suspect taken from video surveillance.
Police received several tips from the public following the publication of the pictures, which led to the identification of the suspect. Shortly after midnight yesterday, patrol officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at the intersection of Old Sambro and Dentith Roads in Halifax. They subsequently arrested a woman who was a passenger in the vehicle.
Following the investigation, a 23-year-old Halifax woman is now facing charges stemming from this incident, as well as charges from two previous incidents. On November 21, 2014 and October 25, 2013, cars parked at Point Pleasant Park were broken into and credit cards stolen from the cars were used at nearby businesses. She was released from custody and will appear in Halifax Provincial Court on March 3 to face eight counts of use of a stolen credit card.