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Can you identify this man?
By Pat Andrews
posted Feb 19, 2013 - 12:49:33pm
A rash of car burglaries at Gemini Springs Park in DeBary demonstrates that perhaps it isn't good to leave valuables inside a parked car — even when it's locked.
One couple found their credit cards, which were stolen from the man's wallet and the woman's purse, were already being used by the time they returned to their car Feb. 10 and found the items missing.
They had believed their wallets were safe, hidden inside a locked car, the Volusia County Sheriff's Office reported.
It was one of six car burglaries in the park since the beginning of the year.
Thieves were already shopping with the credit cards when the couple reported the theft to their credit-card companies, the Sheriff's Office reported.
"One shopping expedition was to Marshall's Department Shore in Orlando, where investigators obtained the video showing a man and a young boy buying shoes," the report said.
Watch the video.
Anyone with information about the man in the video is asked to call the Sheriff's Office district office in DeBary at 386-668-3830, or call Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida at 1-888-277-TIPS; text Crime Stoppers at TIP231, plus the message. Tipsters will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.
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