NEWNAN, Ga. - Police in south metro Atlanta are looking for two women who they believe may be behind several car break-ins and they have surveillance video of the suspects. Police think the pair also used the victims' credit cards they found in the cars.
These crimes and break-ins of cars are so common all over metro Atlanta. What makes this case unique, police think, is involvement of the women.
Police are looking to identify a woman seen in surveillance video released by Peachtree City Police. She is wanted for questioning for breaking into cars and stealing credit cards. She may be the woman in a second video from Newnan.
In both cities, the suspect is accused of breaking into a car by smashing its window and then stealing a purse and using the credit card to illegally buy gift cards at Kroger stores.
Why gift cards?
“They’re not necessarily using them themselves. You know, they’ll turn around and sell them. You know, $200 profit in their pocket to someone else that's getting $450 for 200 bucks,” said Sgt. David Schrepfer, Newnan Police Department.
Police are also looking to identify a second woman. She is believed to have been working with the woman in Neman case. Police said she was unsuccessful in using the victim’s card to purchase a gift card and then ran out of the store.
Police remind everyone to not leave valuables in a car.
“People assume entering an auto could take a while and you see people lurking. It is quick. Someone can walk by, they’ll punch a window, reach in, and they’re gone. It is within 4 to 5 seconds,” said Lt. Odelia Bergh, Peachtree City Police
Anyone who can help identify the women is asked to call the Newnan Police or Peachtree City Police.