NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police on Monday were asking the public to help them identify and find a suspect who stole someone’s credit card information and made unauthorized purchases at a Brooklyn liquor store.
The suspect used a card with an altered magnetic strip containing the victim’s credit card information to make purchases two different times at the Lucky Ren liquor store, at 3327 Fulton St. in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn.
The victim, who lives in Queens, had his credit card in his possession at the time, police said.
The suspect was described as a black male with short black hair and brown eyes, police said. He was wearing black clothing both times he made the fraudulent purchases – a black hooded sweat shirt and black pants during the first incident, and a black sweat shirt and black pants during the second.
Police did not indicate how the suspect got a hold of the victim’s credit card information, or how he created or gained possession of the fraudulent card.
Anyone with information was asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS, log onto the Crime Stoppers website, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.
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