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Police: Woman used credit card stolen in vehicle break-in

Posted January 21

Fayetteville police are seeking public assistance in locating a woman who they said used a credit card that was stolen during a vehicle break-in.
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— Fayetteville police are seeking public assistance in locating a woman who they said used a credit card that was stolen during a vehicle break-in.

Authorities said that a suspect broke into an unsecured vehicle in the parking lot of the cosmetology school at Fayetteville Technical Community College on the morning of Jan. 15 and stole a purse.

Several hours later, a woman was caught on camera attempting to use a credit card stolen from the vehicle at a sporting goods store.

The video showed the woman arriving and leaving the store in a dark-colored Buick.

The vehicle break-in was one of three that happened on Jan. 15. All of the cars that were broken into were left unsecured with valuables inside, said police.

The second vehicle break-in occurred in the parking lot of the Omni Plaza at 3729 Sycamore Dairy Road and the third occurred in the parking lot of the Home 2 Suites at 4035 Sycamore Dairy Road.

A gun was one of the items taken from the vehicle in the hotel parking lot, police said.

Anybody with information is asked to call Fayetteville police at 910-703-3499 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477.

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  • Jj Parker Jan 22, 2016
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    Although I hate it for the people that had their things stolen. If their is a gun involved the owner needs to be charged with not securing a firearm.

    That's pure irresponsibility on their part.

  • Janet Ghumri Jan 21, 2016
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    Great, they now have a gun to go with the other stuff stolen. An unlocked car doesn't mean free stuff, at least not in my world. Always lock up, there's folks like this with no morals or integrity