SEATTLE – King County MPs said they were looking for a man who used a woman’s stolen credit card to purchase designer handbags worth several thousand dollars.
At 5:42 p.m. on August 29, MPs spoke to victims of a car prowling the 2000 block of Northwest 190th Street in Shoreline. A woman and her husband parked in Saltwater Park and drove off for about 90 minutes.
Upon their return, they discovered that someone had punched their car lock and their credit cards were missing.
About 30 minutes later, the wife received an alert from her credit card company asking if she was making a major purchase at a Seattle department store. Although she said no, the purchase of four Louis Vuitton handbags valued at $ 10,617.08 had already taken place.
A detective received surveillance video from the store, which showed a man buying the expensive bags.
MPs said the video showed the suspect may be mixed race. He was wearing a long-sleeved sports shirt, gray pants and tennis shoes. The video showed him pulling a credit card out of a large tri-fold wallet to buy the handbags.
Anyone who recognizes the suspect, his clothes or knows someone who sells Louis Vuitton bags is urged to call the 24 hour emergency number of the King County Sheriff’s Office at 206-296-3311 and refer in case # C21027155.
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