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Date Posted:8/12/11
Case #:SCP201106878
Crime Date:7/24/11
Crime Time:between 4:00 and 4:15 p.m.
Crime Type:Purse Theft at Wal-Mart
Crime Location:Wal-Mart at 373 Benner Pike
Victim Auth:No
Crime Details:State College Police are investigating the theft of a purse from an elderly female and subsequent access device fraud and forgery at the Wal-Mart located at 373 Benner Pike in College Township, State College, PA. On July 24, 2011 between 4:00 and 4:15 p.m., the victim and her husband were shopping in Wal-Mart. The victim left her purse in her shopping cart and briefly walked away from her cart, when her purse was stolen. After clearing the victim's purse of cash and credit cards, the suspect(s) discarded her purse in the chip aisle behind the food area. Her purse was recovered later by a store employee. The victim's credit card was used twice in the State College area within an hour of the theft. The credit card was first used at Jamaica Junction on South Pugh Street and again used at the Uni-Mart at 1200 South Atherton Street. The suspect vehicle is believed to be a blue or gray Buick Skylark or Olds Cutlass that drove into the lot with three male occupants. The two males pictured in the images above entered the Wal-Mart separately while a third male dressed in a white shirt remained in the vehicle. A suspect described as a white male, reddish hair, mid-20s, thin build, wearing a white shirt used the victim's credit card at Jamaica Junction. The suspect wearing the orange shirt paid for gas and food using the victim's credit card at Uni-Mart. If you can identify the suspects in the images above, please phone State College Police at 814-234-7150, phone Centre County Crime Stoppers at 877-992-7463, email Crime Stoppers, or submit an anonymous tip through the web. Picture of subjects at http://www.statecollegepa.us/index.aspx?NID=1669&PREVIEW=YES
Reporting Officer:Det. J. A. Aston #3290
Agency:State College Police Department
243 South Allen Street
State College,PA,16801
phone: 814-234-7150
fax: 814-235-3324
email: police@statecollegepa.us
Posted Online:8/12/11

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