Suspects wanted for making purchases with elderly man’s stolen credit cards

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Wilmington detectives are searching for the men in this photo, each of whom are suspected of using an elderly man's stolen credit cards are area Wal-Mart stores. Photo courtesy of the Wilmington Police Department.
Wilmington detectives are searching for the men in this photo, each of whom are suspected of using an elderly man’s stolen credit cards at area Wal-Mart stores. Photo courtesy of the Wilmington Police Department.

Wilmington police are searching for a group of people allegedly using stolen credit cards at area Wal-Mart stores.

According to Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay, the credit cards were stolen from the home of an elderly man on Washington Street in Wilmington on Dec. 26, 2015. The suspects reportedly entered the man’s home by breaking a rear window and took the victim’s wallet.

After the breaking and entering, the suspects began using the victim’s card at the Wal-Mart at 5135 Carolina Beach Road and made several purchases around 5:25 a.m., Lindsay said. About an hour later, the suspects made additional purchases with the victim’s cards at the Wal-Mart off Sigmon Road.

The victim was able to disable the credit cards before more transactions could be made, she added.

Anyone with information about this case or the identity of the suspects are asked to contact the Wilmington Police Department at 910-343-3602 or Text-A-Tip to CRIMES. Start your message with Tip708, then type your tip.

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