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Friday, March 07, 2014

Troopers Seek Public's Help Identifying Man Who Stole, Unlawfully Used, Debit Card

DSP News Release: Troopers Seek Public's Help Identifying Man Who Stole, Unlawfully Used, Debit Card
Location: Wawa, 531 East Basin Road, New Castle, DE  
Date of Occurrence: Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at 5:35 p.m.
Victim: 41-year-old male from Frederica, DE
    White male, 20-30 years old, short brown hair, thin beard, red Ohio State sweatshirt.
    Vehicle: white SUV, possibly a Jeep Liberty, with stickers on the lower left side of the rear window.
    Surveillance photographs attached.

New Castle – Troopers are asking the public for help identifying a man who stole a debit card and used it to make several unauthorized purchases.

The incident occurred at 5:35 p.m. on March 4 when the victim, a 41-year-old Frederica man, used his debit card at the ATM at the Wawa, 531 East Basin Road. Later, after realizing he no longer had his debit card, the victim discovered the card had been used to make several unauthorized purchases.

After conducting interviews and reviewing video surveillance, Troopers determined the victim accidentally left his card at the ATM and a white male suspect took the card and used it at a gas station and four other stores. A picture of the suspect and his vehicle are attached.

Anyone with information about the suspect's identity is asked to contact Troop 2 at 302-834-2620 extension 579. The public can also utilize the Delaware State Police Mobile Crime Tip Application available to download at:  Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."

Released: 030714 0740

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