Sheriff's deputies ask public to help identify suspects in car prowl, credit card fraud and residential burglary

Staff writerNovember 4, 2013 

COURTESY PHOTO — Tacoma Pierce-County Crime Stoppers

Pierce County sheriff's deputies are asking the public to help identify one or more suspects in a vehicle prowl and related credit card fraud and residential burglary, according to Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers.

Investigators say a suspect stole a purse from a vehicle about 7:30 a.m. Oct. 4th on 109th Avenue Court East in South Hill.

One of the credit cards in the purse was used by the pictured suspect about 8:05 a.m. at a Timberland Savings Bank and a nearby Safeway gas station on Meridian Avenue East, according to Crime Stoppers.

Sometime between then and 12:15 p.m., keys stolen were used to burglarize the victim's home on 14th Avenue South in Tacoma, investigators said. 

A black and silver Smith & Wesson semi-automatic handgun was among the things stolen, Crime Stoppers said.

Anyone with information is asked to call 253-591-5959. Tips are anonymous and can lead to a reward.

Further details were not immediately available.

alexis.krell@thenewstribune.com

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