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Credit Card, ATM Thief Sought

Cobb police have issued photos of a suspect wanted for incidents in East Cobb, North Fulton and Sandy Springs.

Truck break-ins at an East Cobb shopping center last month are part of a multi-jurisdictional search for a suspect in several incidents of credit card and automated teller machine thefts. 

Cobb Police on Wednesday issued photos of the suspect being investigated for a string of entering auto incidents with the purpose of stealing credit cards and using them at ATMs. 

The suspect is identified as a black male, between 28 and 38 years old. Cobb Police spokesman Sgt. Dana Pierce said the man has a tattoo on his right forearm and was seen in at least one photograph wearing a “Red Wings” flat-brimmed cap.

Pierce said in a press release that the investigation includes two break-ins of Ford pickup trucks parked at the Just Fitness 4 U gym in the Olde Mill Shopping Center, located at the intersection of Roswell Road and Old Canton Road. 

Police said the suspect stole credit cards from both vehicles and attempted to steal money using them at a Wells Fargo branch at East Cobb Crossing, located at Roswell Road and Johnson Ferry Road.

Pierce said Cobb police are working with authorities in Alpharetta, Roswell and Sandy Springs regarding similar incidents. 

He said police in all four jurisdictions believe that a black 2001-2005 Chevrolet Tahoe was used in all of the crimes and that the vehicle's license plate may have a paper drive out tag.

Pierce said that anyone with information is asked to contact their local law enforcement agency by dialing 911.

James Stein February 02, 2012 at 11:07 PM
This is becoming ridiculous. Everyone seems to be issuing prepaid cards these days. But I have just stumbled upon yet another questionable payment product, one called Shazam. It is a mobile payments platform that would enable a cardholder to make a payment, but only after the cardholder first receives a call from the payment processor to confirm her identity. It seems to me that that the Shazam guys have completely missed a very important point when designing their service. It is that that convenience is valued extremely highly by consumers. I mean, do they really have to call us before each single payment is processed? http://blog.unibulmerchantservices.com/m-payments-provider-wants-to-talk-to-you-before-accepting-your-payment

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