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Crime Stoppers: Car Burglaries

By Amy Morrow
Eyewitness News Anchor/ Reporter

CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) -- Chattanooga Police need your help tracking down a few suspects wanted for car burglary and fraud. Authorities say it's a growing problem in Chattanooga.

Investigators say typically these suspects are supporting a drug habit, but no matter what the purpose, it can turn a victim's life upside down when they've lost a purse and everything inside.

Chattanooga Police Detective Tim Tomisek says he's been swamped with car burglaries since August 2009. This is just one of the latest to hit his desk, two suspects broke into a car at Greenway Farms Park on Gann Store Road.

"This young lady went out there to go for a jog. She had left her purse in the car. So they busted out the window, got her purse out, and like so many of them do went  straight out to use her credit cards," says Tomisek.

The suspect were caught on tape, at three different gas stations. Detectives say they had the colleges student's drivers licence, Credit cards, cash and even her passport. Police say the thieves racked up bills totaling 400 bucks. 

"Cigarettes, its not milk and diapers. It's gas and cigarettes,"  is what Detective Tomisek says the suspects bought.

Take a good look at these two crooks. Police say they're still on the run. Possibly looking for more victims and you could be next. Det. Tomisek says there are ways to protect yourself and your belongings.

"Case the place out, make sure no one is watching you. You're the good guy, you know don't let the bad guys get a leg up. Be mindful of what you have visible," says Tomisek.

If you recognize either of those suspects or saw anything suspicious at Greenway Farms on December 9th, Call Crime Stoppers at 698-3333. It's a confidential call and could get a you a cash reward.

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