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Diversionary Theft

Harford County Sheriff's Office Investigates Possible Theft Ring

[July 15, 2014, Bel Air, MD] Harford County Sheriff's Office Detectives are asking for public assistance to identify several individuals that may be involved in a diversionary theft ring.

On July 2, 2014, a female victim was shopping at the Wal-Mart in Abingdon, MD when a black male asked her to help him get something from a shelf. When she finished helping the male she realized that her wallet was stolen from her purse. Her credit cards were used at the Abingdon Target later that morning. Since releasing the original story and photos, numerous other victims have come forward.

In working with area Target stores, detectives believe that the suspect is using the stolen credit cards to purchase Target gift cards. Those cards are then being used for purchases in Target Stores.

At this time Detectives are asking for any assistance in identifying any of the individuals pictured and encouraging any other victims to come forward. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Yeagy of the Harford County Sheriff's Office at 410-612-1718. All information will be kept strictly confidential.

Anonymous qualifying tips submitted to Metro Crime Stoppers leading to an arrest and indictment for a felony crime may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000. Call 1-866- 7LOCKUP or Text CRIMES(274637) Begin text with MCS then add your tip.

Please see photos below.

News Release

July 15, 2014

Contacts:

  • Cristie Kahler
    410-836-5403

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