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Date of Issue: November 26, 2009

Burglar nabs purses, cashes in at Target


Two male and two female suspects are being sought
by Holmes Beach Police for allegedly using a stolen credit card at Target

Holmes Beach Police Officer Stanley House was dispatched Nov. 8 to the parking lot of the beach access of 77th Street in reference to a vehicle burglary.

House met with victims who said their purses were stolen out of a 2004 Nissan X-Terra.

Officers need help identifying the burglar.

The victims stated they arrived at the beach at about1 p.m. and returned about two hours later to get their cell phones and the vehicle was not broken into. Two hours after that, they found a window broken and their purses missing.

One victim had a black UNK brand purse containing a Florida driver’s license, a credit card, debit card, checkbook and house keys.

The other victim’s purse contained a wallet, driver’s license, University of South Florida identification card, credit card, two debit cards, a checkbook, Social Security card, work keys and Guess sunglasses.

While House was fingerprinting the vehicle, one of the victims said her Capital One credit card was used at a Target store on U.S. 41 to purchase $170 in merchandise.

House telephoned the Target and spoke to the manager and asked for a videotape of the transaction.

Officers need help identifying the four suspects who each were videotaped using the alleged stolen credit card at Target.

Contact the Holmes Beach Police at 941-708-5804.