Columbia County police ask public's help to identify thief

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

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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