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Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Vehicle Burglary, Credit Card Fraud

 Case No. WC21-3756, WC21-3859

              Secret Witness is offering a cash reward in the amount of $500 for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the suspects wanted in connection with a series of vehicle burglaries at a park and trailhead near the Mt. Rose Highway, and subsequent use of stolen credit cards at several south Reno stores.  

          Washoe County Sheriff’s Office detectives are attempting to identify suspects in two separate credit card fraud cases which may be tied to regional vehicle burglaries.

          between 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. on August 5, 2021, a vehicle was burglarized while parked at Galena Creek Park. The suspects gained entry inside the vehicle by punching the lock of the driver’s side door. Three credit and/or debit cards were stolen as well as cash from inside a purse. The cards were subsequently used by two people at a big box retailer located on Damonte Ranch Parkway. Surveillance images of those two people are attached.

          A similar vehicle burglary occurred on August 5, 2021, sometime between 7:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. at Browns Creek Trailhead located only 1.5 miles away from Galena Creek Park. Burglars gained entry to the victim’s vehicle by punching the lock of the driver’s side door. Several credit and/or debit cards and cash were stolen from a purse left in the vehicle. The cards were used that same day at a big box store located on Sierra Center Parkway.

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