Tuesday’s story: Puyallup police are trying to identify two people suspected in a recent $2,500 shopping spree with stolen credit cards.
The pair, who appear to be a couple, used the cards Dec. 3 at Fred Meyer, Staples and Home Depot in Puyallup, police spokesman Scott Engle said Tuesday.
They also tried to use the cards and a stolen checkbook at two King County stores.
The cards had been taken from a vehicle prowled in the 200 block of Levee Road earlier that day, Engle said.
The car’s owner had parked and taken a walk along the Puyallup River, stashing her purse out of sight under the passenger seat, Engle said. When she returned, the car’s front passenger window was smashed and her purse was gone.
One of the thieves seen in surveillance footage has a distinctive left-ankle tattoo.
Anyone with information about the car prowling or fraudulent credit card use is asked to contact Puyallup police at 253-770-3343 or firstname.lastname@example.org.