Bangor police search for three involved in theft

Posted Nov. 09, 2010, at 11:41 a.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Police are searching for three people who found a wallet at a gas station last week and decided to use the credit cards inside to purchase hundreds of dollars worth of items, Sgt. Paul Edwards said Tuesday.

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspects, who were in a red Ford Mustang when they stopped Thursday afternoon at the Circle K store and Irving gas station on Broadway. Police have released video surveillance images of the trio that show a graying man, possible in his 50s, with a woman believed to be in her 30s with long dark brown hair pulled back with a blue bandana and wearing a black Harley-Davidson jacket with pink flames, Edwards said.

The third person in the car appears to be in her late teens or early 20s with brown hair pulled back into a ponytail and wearing a sweat shirt.

“If [the public] can identify anyone, that would be great,” Edwards said. The theft occurred after a woman gassed up her truck and then a gas can at the store. She had placed her wallet on a nearby curb while doing so but forgot it when she went inside to pay, and it was gone by the time she returned, Edwards said.

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“It wasn’t too long,” he said.

After he arrived at the store, Officer Eric Tourtelotte advised the victim to cancel all of her credit cards. But by the time she did, “multiple purchases at two local stores had already been attempted for

several hundreds of dollars,” Edwards said in a press release.

Those with information about the case may call Tourtelotte at the Bangor Police Department at 947-7385, extension 95759. The department’s anonymous tip line can be reached by pressing extension 6.

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