Courtesy Newport News Police Department
Updated: Wednesday, 05 Dec 2012, 8:28 PM EST
Published : Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012, 4:19 PM EST
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) - Police say an unidentified suspect re-encoded a victim's credit card onto another card to purchase gift cards at K-Mart and Food Lion.
According to Harold Eley with the Newport News Police Department, the victim's credit card information was stolen at approximately 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25.
The gift cards were purchased at K-Mart, 401 Oriana Road and Food Lion, 467 Oriana Road in Newport News and Eley says as of Tuesday, Nov. 27, more than $2,000 has been used from one victim's card to purchase gift cards.
Police say the suspect was observed on surveillance camera using several credit cards, leading them to believe there are more unknown victims.
The suspect is described as a black or Hispanic man, 6' tall, between 20 and 30 years old with a medium build and black hair. At the time of the Nov. 25 incident, he was wearing sweatpants with white writing on the left leg, a white t-shirt and a black vest jacket.
If you have any information on this incident, contact Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.
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