Crime Stoppers: Duo sought for stealing from cars
The people who do this can hit 20, 30, or more vehicles over the course of a few hours overnight without being detected, but we get a good look at them when they go to use credit cards they have lifted.
"The video is pretty clear and you should be able to get some good still images where you can be able to identify the suspects," said Chattanooga Police Sgt. Victor Miller of this week's suspects. "If you know who they are, you'll know immediately."
The duo was apparently busy before they stopped off at Walmart. The picture we have come from Ft. Oglethorpe.
"Earlier in October," explained Sgt. Miller, "there were two suspects that were breaking into cars in an apartment complex in the East Brainerd area and they took those cards that they were stealing from the cars and they were using those debit and credit cards, illegally, at various locations in Chattanooga and also in north Georgia."
You will never believe what the two bought on their shopping spree: energy drinks, honey buns, and tank tops.
"We normally don't see suspects purchasing honey buns and energy drinks," Miller said. "They normally purchase something that they can resale. They may be using the energy drinks to regain their energy so they can go on and commit additional offenses. We know that suspects continue to commit the same types of offenses until they are caught."
So, help us get them before they make it to your neighborhood.
"Both of the suspects appear to be white males that are approximately 5'8" to 5'9" and thin to medium build," said Sgt. Miller, "and they are wearing some clothing that may stand out to you."
In the meantime, remember to 'lock it, hide it, or hold it.' Lock your car, hide your valuables, or hold them and take them with you indoors.
"Sometimes, they may break into the car if they see your purse or wallet out in the car," Miller added. "If your door's unlocked, they're going to open it and go through your vehicle."
If you know one or both of the guys we featured this week, or know of them or where they can be found, you could be close to some reward cash, just in time for the holidays.
Call Crime Stoppers: 698-3333. That line is manned 24/7. Up to $1,000 is on the table and we will never ask your name or who you are.