June 12, 2013 10:05The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public's help identifying a car prowl and ID thief who used a victim's credit card to buy TriMet passes.
On April 27, 2013, at approximately 7:15 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a car prowl in the Liberty Centre parking garage, located at 650 Northeast Holladay Street.
Officers contacted the victim who told police her car had been prowled and the thief stole her purse, which contained miscellaneous ID, credit cards, cash, a digital camera, and prescription eye glasses.
The next day, officers learned that the suspect used the victim's credit card to purchase TriMet passes immediately after the car prowl at the Northeast 7th Avenue MAX platform.
The suspect is described as a white or Hispanic male in his 20s, 5'9" tall, 170 pounds, wearing a plaid shirt, dark jeans, and white shoes with black soles and white stripes.
A surveillance photo from the MAX platform is being released to assist the public in identifying the suspect.
Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and you can remain anonymous.
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Officer Matthew Boyd
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Sgt. Pete Simpson