Suffolk County Police announced Friday morning that they are seeking out a male suspected of stealing a debit card from a customer at the Hess gas station in East Patchogue, who police say has since used the card to make unauthorized purchases at three locations.
Police say the card was stolen on August 14, 2012 from a male victim at the Route 112 gas station. The man noticed the card was missing after using it to purchase gas, and had been used three times between Aug. 14 and Aug. 16 to make unlawful purchases totaling over $500.
Police describe the suspect as a black male with a stocky build, wearing dark pants, a wide-striped shirt, dark vest, light-colored shoes and a cap on his head. The suspect is wanted for a grand larceny charge. Photos are included in the media gallery.
Suffolk County Crime Stoppers are offering a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest. Anyone with information is asked to call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.