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Cary Police Search for Credit Card Thief

Posted September 18, 2007

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— Cary police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man wanted for stealing credit cards from women employed at local businesses.

In the past four months, the man has allegedly charged at least $5,600 on three people's credit cards in Cary, Raleigh and Burlington, police said.

The latest incident happened Aug. 31 when he allegedly stole an employee’s wallet at Pharma Directions on Weston Parkway, and used two two credit cards at several locations, including a Harris Teeter on Western Boulevard in Raleigh.

Surveillance photos from the Harris Teeter show a black man with a husky build. Police said he might be driving a black sport utility vehicle, possibly a Cadillac Escalade or Chevrolet Avalanche.

In all three occasions, the man attempted to blend in with other employees before stealing the cards, police said. He then used the credit cards at several locations until the spending limits were reached on the cards.

"We are asking businesses to be very vigilant when it comes to unfamiliar persons on their premises," Cary police Capt. David Wulff said.

Anyone with information related to the thefts should contact Cary police at 919-469-4017 or Crime Stoppers at 919-226-CRIM(E).