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Santa Barbara police seek to identify theft suspects

Posted: 2:58 PM, Oct 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-08 18:00:47-04
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Santa Barbara police are turning to the public for help identifying two people they say have used stolen credit cards to make thousands of dollars in purchases.

The two people’s cases are not connected, according to police.

Investigators say the man and woman took purses and wallets left unattended indoors or inside vehicles and then used the cards to make large purchases at local stores before the cards were reported stolen.

The woman’s case is from Aug. 24 and the man’s from Sept. 12, according to police.

They say other means used to try to identify the two have been unsuccessful.

Anyone with information that would be helpful to police is asked to call Detective Kyle Rapp at (805) 897-2331. Anonymous tips can be made by calling (805) 897-2386.

Police are reminding people to lock their cars and leave valuables out of plain site.