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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC - Lexington County Sheriff’s Department detectives are seeking help from citizens in identifying the person who stole a woman’s purse between 12 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. on December 7 at an office in a commercial building on Laurelhurst Avenue near Irmo. Credit cards that were stolen from the purse later were used to buy items at convenience stores, pharmacies and other businesses.

Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said detectives on Tuesday, December 20 released two surveillance camera photographs that depict a man using one of the stolen credit cards to buy items at a business. Credit cards that were stolen from the purse were used to conduct at least 10 transactions, including transactions in the amount of $935 at a Belk’s department store, $320 at a Sears store and two transactions in the amount of $566 each at a Kmart store.

Metts asked anyone with information concerning the theft of the purse or the identity of the man who used credit cards stolen from the purse to buy items at businesses to call the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department at (803) 785-8230 or CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC. Citizens also can provide information anonymously by accessing the Crime Tip link on the Sheriff’s Department web site (www.lexingtonsheriff.com).

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