CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Charleston police need help identifying two people who used credit cards stolen from a woman's vehicle on the city's West Side.
The woman had parked her car near Magic Island, where she planned to exercise on April 13. She left her purse in the seat and headed down to the recreation area, said Detective E. Tipton.
When she returned, her purse was gone, he said.
She tried to report the missing cards to her bank and other creditors but ran into difficulty, the detective said. The cards were deactivated on April 15.
In the interim the cards were used by a man and woman at several area locations, including Walmart stores in Nitro and Southridge Center, gas stations and McDonalds restaurants, Tipton said.
Detectives estimate the pair spent $500 to $600 from April 13-15.
Officers are retrieving surveillance tape from several of the stores. They already have received a copy from the Nitro Walmart.
That video shows the two leaving the store in a dark-colored Chevrolet Silverado pickup.
Anyone with information can contact Detective Tipton at the Criminal Investigation Division at 304-348-6480.
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