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

Posted January 21, 2016 4:58 p.m. EST

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.

— 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.