Suspect Sought For Unlawful Use of Payment Card

On May 22, between 0645 and 1238 hours, an unknown suspect entered an unlocked vehicle in the 100-block of Bent Lane and removed a purse containing credit cards and other items.  Later that day, the credit cards were used at various stores at the Christiana Mall to make purchases.

The suspect who used the cards is described as a black male in his 40’s, about 6’0’’ tall, average build and a beard. He was wearing red-framed glasses, a distinctly colored hooded jacket, blue jeans, and Nike Retro 1 sneakers.  Photos of the suspect are located below.

Anyone with information as to the identity of the suspect is asked to call Cpl. A. Olicker at (302) 366-7100 x. 3425 or

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