Whitemarsh Police are looking for a man they said smashed a vehicle’s window, stole a credit card … and then made a large purchase at Target in Plymouth Meeting.
According to police, someone smashed the rear window of a Ford Explorer parked at Miles Park, in the 300 block of Germantown Pike, on Aug. 26 between 2:20 and 2:45 p.m. The complainant said her pocketbook, which contained several credit cards, an ID and a Kindle Fire, was stolen.
A short time later, the complaint’s credit card was used to make a $300 gift card purchase at the Target in Plymouth Township, police said.
Whitemarsh police released video surveillance stills of the man who allegedly made the fraudulent purchase. He is described as black, between 40 and 55 years old, with a grey beard and a “larger stomach.” He also walked with a slight limp and was last seen wearing a baseball cap and black and white striped shirt; he arrived at the store in a silver or white four-door mid-size sedan, police said.
Someone also smashed the passenger-side front window of a vehicle parked at Miles Park on Aug. 29 between 4:30 and 6 p.m. According to police, the complainant said someone stole her olive-green purse, which contained several credit cards, a check book and about $6.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Mike Hannon or Det. Sgt. James Cotter at 610-825-6530.