Detectives are looking for men who broke into a car in south Boise earlier this month, stole a credit card from inside, and used it in nearby stores just moments later.
Thieves broke into an unlocked car parked in the street in the S. Five Mile/Columbia roads neighborhood in the late afternoon of Feb. 5 and stole a purse, which had a credit card inside.
The thieves then went to nearby stores and spent $91 on seven different purchases before the victim was able to cancel the credit card.
Surveillance video from the purchases made with the card shows two men likely responsible for the break-in. One was wearing black pants, a white t-shirt over a black hooded sweatshirt, a blue and white baseball hat, and has his left arm in a cast.
The other man has curly hair and a goatee-style beard. He was wearing blue jeans and a white hooded sweatshirt with writing on the sleeves.
Detectives suspect the men have done other car burglaries in the Five Mile/Lake Hazel roads neighborhood this winter and would like anyone with information to call (208) 577-3763 or send an email to [email protected]
While the best way to avoid being the victim of theft is to make sure your car or truck is locked at all times, it isn’t a guarantee — especially if someone can see a purse, wallet, or any other valuables in plain sight. So please take that stuff with you wherever you go. Then make sure to lock up.
Most vehicle theft is a crime of opportunity, so let’s all work together to take those opportunities away.