Suspect in thefts from cars caught on camera

WEST WHITELAND, Pa. - December 9, 2011

The thefts happened on December 5th between 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Police say purses, which included cell phones, wallets, credit cards and an iPod, were stolen.

Two of the credit cards were later used to make purchases at a Wawa and a Rite Aid in Chester County.

On victim, Allison Roy, told Action News she left her purse and valuables on the floor by her front passenger seat.

"I just was shocked. I've lived here for 22 years and I never would have expected this to happen," Roy said.

On Thursday, West Whiteland Township Police released images of a suspect that were captured at the Wawa store.

Police say this suspect is not a professional.

"Any time they're breaking out windows - it's not somebody who has a lot of skill," said Det. Scott Pezick of the West Whiteland Township police. "it's just someone trying to act quickly and move on their way."

Anyone who can identify the man in the pictures is asked to contact West Whiteland Township Police at 610-363-0200 or 610-692-5100.

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