By: Elizabeth Nickerson
October 16, 2013
Tallahassee, FL- Lock your doors and hide your wallets. The Tallahassee Police Department gives that advice after having several car break-ins during this month alone.
Police say it might be this woman on your screen. She's described to be around 20 to 30 years old . She has black hair and a heart tattoo on her chest.
"In this case we've had several indications to believe that this person has committed many burglaries and we are trying to get a hold of her," said Dave Northway, from the Tallahassee Police Department.
TPD says the thief takes purses to get credit cards or check books. The suspect was captured using a victims credit card.
"That's a concern with me because I think it's important to maintain our identity and to watch for that I think people should keep their cars locked," said Alan Otley, a Tallahassee resident.
"More aware of locking up my car and making sure the windows are up, which I actually didn't do right now, but just telling people just make sure you take your purse in," said Connie Copeland, from Tallahassee.
Police say it will not release any details of the car burglaries, so we do not know at this time how many cars or if they were unlocked. TPD says it is still an on-going investigation.
Anyone with information about the suspects whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS.
Press Release: Tallahassee Police Department
The Tallahassee Police Department’s Burglary Crimes Unit has been investigating a series of auto burglaries that have been occurring city wide. These burglaries began on October 8, 2013 and have consistently continued across the city.
The suspects are making entry into the victim’s vehicles and stealing purses, but are specifically target credit cards and checkbooks. The below female is a suspect in the burglaries and in the fraudulent use of the stolen credit cards.
She is described as a white female in her 20s or 30s, thin to medium build, and has long black or reddish hair with bangs. She has a large tattoo on her chest which appears to possibly be a “heart” design. She has also been seen wearing a short black bobbed wig.
She is possibly traveling in a newer model white Nissan Altima.
Anyone with information about the identity of this female or her whereabouts is asked to please call Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS or TPD at (850) 891-4200.