Riverhead police seek help finding two suspects in recent thefts

04/03/2012 8:35 AM |

BARBARAELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO | Riverhead police officer Tim Murphy outside the town's police headquarters on Howell Avenue.

Riverhead police are asking for the public’s help finding two suspects involved in two unrelated crimes.

In the first case, cops are looking for a suspect who swiped a woman’s pocketbook from a parked car in Baiting Hollow and used her credit cards at a Medford gas station.

CRIME STOPPERS PHOTO | Suspect at Gulf station.

The woman reported to police on Dec. 11 that her bag and its contents had gone missing from her car, with investigators later learning her credit cards were used that same day at a Gulf station at 3417 Route 112 in Medford.

The man, pictured here, was caught on surveillance video making unauthorized purchases with the victim’s credit card. No detailed description of the man was provided. Police are offering a $5,000 cash reward for any information that leads to an arrest.

Anyone with information to call the Crime Stoppers hotline at (800) 220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

Riverhead police are also asking the public’s help in finding a man who stole three Northface-brand jackets from a Sports Authority store in February.

The suspect left the Route 58 store about 7:20 p.m. on Feb. 24 with the Apex Bionic jackets of varying sizes and colors that he swiped from the floor display, officials said.

Police released an image of the man taken from the store’s surveillance tapes. He is described as 5-foot-8, black, and about 25 to 30 years old. He was wearing a dark-colored hooded jacket at the time he left the store and then fled the area on foot through the parking lot.

Police are offering a $5,000 cash reward for any information that leads to an arrest.

Anyone with information to call the Crime Stoppers hotline at (800) 220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

CRIME STOPPERS PHOTO | Second suspect at Sports Authority.

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