Newington credit card thief sought

Published on Tuesday, 9 May 2017 22:30
Written by LISA BACKUS


NEWINGTON - Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who stole credit and debit cards from an unlocked car and then used one Saturday to buy cell phones in New Britain.

The man entered an unlocked car parked in a driveway of a Laurence Lane resident sometime between Friday night and Saturday morning, police said. He took several credit and debit cards out of a wallet in the center console and then tried to use them at the Target on Hartford Road in New Britain Saturday afternoon, Sgt. Christopher Perry said. The owner of the wallet didn’t realize the cards were missing until she tried to go shopping Saturday, Perry said.

Most of the cards had been canceled by the time the thief attempted to use them at the Target store, Perry said. He was able to use one card which had not been canceled to buy $170 in cell phone merchandise at the Target, Perry said.

The man is described as in his 20s or 30s with balding, dark-colored hair, police said. He appeared to be wearing a black-colored hooded sweatshirt with grey or light-colored “Old Navy” lettering on the front. He was also wearing dark-colored pants and white sneakers. He arrived at Target on foot and a vehicle was not seen on surveillance cameras.

Anyone who has information on the man is asked to call Sgt. Derek Aivano at 860-594-6230. Callers can remain anonymous.

Posted in New Britain Herald, General News, New Britain, Newington on Tuesday, 9 May 2017 22:30. Updated: Tuesday, 9 May 2017 22:32.