Police Investigating Theft From Vehicle, Credit Card Fraud

Police in Takoma Park are investigating the theft and fraudulent use of a credit card stolen from a vehicle Friday morning.

Officers responded at approximately 11:02 a.m. Friday to the 6400 block of New Hampshire Ave. in reference to a report of theft from a vehicle, police spokesperson Cathy Plevy said in an emailed community advisory. The victim’s vehicle was parked near a food truck at the gas station. She witnessed one suspect open her front passenger door and steal property. After entering a black sedan, the suspect fled to the District of Columbia.

The suspect then used the victim’s credit card at a retail store in the District shortly thereafter, Plevy said.

The suspect vehicle is a black Kia Forte with D.C. tags. The suspect is described as being of unknown race, thin, wearing a black sweater, black gloves, gray shoes, gray pants, and a black ski mask when last seen.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Takoma Park Police at (301) 270-1100.

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