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Police seek assistance identifying suspects in reported credit card thefts, frauds

For Immediate Release: 11-Jan-2019 @ 12:15 PM
MRU #: 19R001

The Edmonton Police Service is releasing photos of two men believed to be involved in several reported credit cards thefts and frauds.

Between October and December 2018, police received several reports from citizens whose credit cards were allegedly stolen and used to make fraudulent purchases.

 

Investigators believe that the credit cards were stolen from wallets that were removed from jackets while the complainants were dining at local restaurants. The thieves then allegedly used the cards immediately to make large purchases.  To date, more than $25,000 worth of fraudulent purchases have been made using the cards that were stolen from diners at restaurants across the city.

 

Police are also concerned there may be additional complainants who were victimized in the same way and are encouraging them to come forward.

 

Both suspects are described as well-dressed males of Middle Eastern descent in their mid-twenties. Both are approximately 5’9” tall.
 

Suspect #1

Suspect #2

Both suspects

Anyone who has information about this crime is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.p3tips.com/250.



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Please contact Carolin Maran at (780) 421-3544 for more information.

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