Duo allegedly uses stolen credit cards during shopping spree

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LAKESIDE, Calif. – Investigators want the public to identify a man and woman wanted for stealing credit cards from a car and using them at several stores in East County.

The suspects broke into a car parked in the driveway in the 10200 block of Rio Camino in Lakeside sometime between 5 p.m. on September 23 and 7:30 a.m. on September 24, according to Lakeside Sheriff's substation. The suspects later used stolen credit cards to make purchases at Target, Wal-Mart, and other businesses in El Cajon, unincorporated El Cajon and Alpine.

The total loss is approximately $1,800. The suspects are wanted on vehicle burglary, commercial burglary, identity theft and credit card fraud charges.

The suspects may be driving a white Chevrolet Monte Carlo or similar style car, according to investigators.

Investigators described one suspect as a white man in his early to mid-20s with short dirty-blonde hair. He is tall with a thin muscular build.

The second suspect was described as a white woman in her mid to late-20s. She has shoulder length brown hair with a medium build.

Anyone with information on the identity or location of the suspects is asked to call the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 888-580-8477.

Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case.


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