NEWARK -- Police are asking the public's help in catching a credit card thief suspected of stealing a woman's credit cards and going on a shopping spree in Fremont.
On Oct. 15, a male suspect stole a handbag from a Newpark Mall sales associate while she worked at a retail store, said Cmdr. Mike Carroll.
The purse contained items including the victim's credit cards and the theft took place after she left her purse unattended, police said.
Later that same day, someone used the cards at two Target Store locations, a Wal-Mart and a Five Guys Burgers, police said.
The suspect, caught on video surveillance, is described as a white man in his early 20s, 5 feet 9 inches tall, wearing a white hat, a gray T-shirt with a basketball player pictured on the front, dark pants and tennis shoes.
Shortly afterward, he was also captured on video getting into a what appears to be a newer-model Audi A-4 or similar-type sedan with chrome trim around the side windows.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 510-578-4959 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information may also be left anonymously on a silent witness hotline at 510-578-4000, ext. 500.