On Monday the Sheriff’s Office released photos and a video from surveillance cameras of a possible suspect in the case, calling for the public’s help in finding the woman.
Lt. Jay Baker, spokesman for the Cherokee County Sheriff’s office, said the theft occurred July 1.
“Within minutes of the theft, a suspect was using a credit card that was stolen from the vehicle at businesses near BridgeMill,” Baker said Monday. “An image of a white female who had just used the card was captured on security cameras as she was leaving the Sixes Road QuikTrip.”
Sheriff Roger Garrison said that criminals who strike in this manner often use the credit card close to where it was taken, so that the victim does not have time to call the bank and report the card as stolen.
He also said that the public’s help can be crucial to solving the case.
Last week four armed robbery suspects were arrested after a security video of them at a local store was released.
“We appreciate the public’s input and it is crucial in cases like this. Recently there have been a number of cases where the public has helped us through the use of social media,” Garrison said.
Baker said anyone who recognizes the female is urged to contact investigators at (770) 928-0239.