Suspects stole purses, forged checks in Newark, Delaware, police say

February 12, 2014 9:07:42 AM PST
Delaware State Police are looking for three suspects in a case of smash-and-grab purse thefts that led to check forgery and identity fraud.

It happened Friday December 13th in Newark.

Investigators say the suspects smashed the passenger side front windows of two vehicles in the parking lot of the Holy Angels Church on Possum Park Road.

They stole a purse from each vehicle.

Police say they then cashed more than $10,000 worth of checks stolen from one of the purses by forging signatures and stealing the identities of earlier purse theft victims.

Tthey also stole more than $2,000 using bank account information taken from the other purse.

Investigators say bank surveillance cameras took pictures of the suspects using the stolen checks and bank account information.

They are described as follows:

Suspect 1: White male, 20-30 years old, tattoos on left and right forearms, brown eyes, short brown hair. Has been observed driving a gray Infiniti JX and a black Nissan Maxima.

Suspect 2: White female, 25-30 years old, shoulder-length brown hair. Passenger with suspect 1.

Suspect 3: White female, 25-35 years old, blond hair. Operates a silver or beige Chrysler Town & Country.

Anyone with information about the suspects or the case is asked to contact the Troop 2 Financial Crimes Unit at 302-834-2630 extension 213, or by sending an e-mail to amy.lloyd@state.de.us.

The public can also utilize the Delaware State Police Mobile Crime Tip Application available to download at: http://www.delaware.gov/apps/.

Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."


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