Jul 18, 2014

Woman returns from beach run and discovers purse stolen

 On 07-9-2014, at approximately 10:50 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by a 33 year old Eureka woman, who reported her vehicle was broken into and her purse was stolen. The victim told the investigating deputy she had parked her 2008 Chevy Suburban on New Navy Base Road, at Samoa Beach, on 7-8-2014, at approximately 6:00 p.m. and went for a run on the beach. When the victim returned to her vehicle she saw her window was smashed and her purse was gone. She told the deputy she left her purse on the back seat. The victim did not report the theft at that time.

On the morning of 7-9-2014 she checked her checking account. When she did, she discovered her debit card had been used four times since the burglary. The victim had written the pin number for her debit card down on a piece of paper and kept the piece of paper in her purse. The card had been used at Walgreens, Winco, DK Market and Safeway, all in Eureka.  The card was used at all four stores between 8:00 p.m. on 7-8-2014 and 7:30 a.m. on 7-9-2014.

The investigating deputy was able to obtain store security videos from two of the stores. The Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspects.

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