Columbia County police ask public's help to identify thief

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Columbia County authorities are asking for help identifying a man they say used stolen credit cards at two Martinez retail stores.

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The suspect was seen at the Wal-Mart on Bobby Jones Expressway in Martinez on Aug. 3.  Special
The suspect was seen at the Wal-Mart on Bobby Jones Expressway in Martinez on Aug. 3.

Police say the man spent $833.62 on Aug. 3 at the Wal-Mart on Bobby Jones Expressway and Walgreen’s on Bobby Jones Expressway at Washington Road using credit cards stolen from a Martinez woman the same day.

The woman told police she left her purse in her office at 3740 Executive Center Drive while she went to a downstairs office. When she returned, the woman said her purse was missing. Her cell phone and several credit cards were in the purse.

Anyone with information about the man’s identity or whereabouts should call the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office at (706) 541-2800.

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mad_max 08/14/09 - 03:19 pm
(Insert standard

(Insert standard description). I'm telling you, thieving is genetic.

charliemanson 08/14/09 - 04:02 pm
Mad max: Not genetic but

Mad max: Not genetic but crimes of opportunity. When businesses are preventing their workers from having guns, thieves know this is perfect place to rob. Moreover, if it was white-collar crime, you would have to insert (another standard description). Now this would appear genetic since the people who are stealing are already making good money.

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