NEW SPRINGVILLE — A sticky-fingered woman stole a pocketbook at a Staten Island eatery and then used the credit cards inside to go on a shopping spree at several local stores, police said.
A 68-year-old victim noticed her pocketbook missing at Panera Bread on Marsh Avenue at 1 p.m. on Jan. 23, the NYPD said.
Later on in the day, her credit cards were used to make purchases at Best Buy, Toys R Us, CVS, Fox Floors and Radio Shack, cops said.
Police have released a picture from the security camera at CVS of the woman suspected of using the stolen credit card in the store.
Police did not say how much, or what, was purchased using the stolen credit cards.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.