Burglars Use Bethel Identities to Boost Big Box Business
Well, one thing that this suspect can't be accused of is supporting all of the excellent Mom & Pop small businesses in Bethel.
According to a press release from the Bethel Police Department, an investigation is under way after multiple purchases have been made with credit cards that were stolen from cars overnight between July 27 and July 28. Police say that the cards and other items were taken from vehicles that were unlocked and parked in driveways at residences near Newtown Road just off of Exit 8 on I-84.
Two of the stolen credit cards were then used at a Wal-Mart in Naugatuck, gas stations in Waterbury and Rocky Hill, and also at a Best Buy and a Target in Meriden, where the suspect allegedly purchased Sony Playstation 4 Consoles. Aside from the surveillance photos above, which show a man who the Bethel PD has identified as the lead suspect, the Target Asset Protection staff has shown police surveillance footage in which the suspect appears to use a credit card that was stolen out of Woodbridge in order to purchase yet another Playstation 4.
The suspect was seen leaving the aforementioned stores in a silver, 4-door Honda Civic, and a silver, 4-door Acura with a sunroof. The license plate numbers were not identified.
The Bethel Police Department encourages anyone who may recognize the suspect pictured above to contact Detective Frank O'Farrell at 203-744-7900 ext. 105 or by email at email@example.com