(KMOV) -- A string of credit card thefts in the area have police searching for suspects.
Maryland Heights police are searching for two suspects in a credit card theft investigation. One of the suspects may be behind more crimes in two other jurisdictions.
Police said surveillance photos, taken at Walgreens stores where the stolen cards were allegedly used, show a man in a baseball cap and a man in a black and gold jacket using credit cards that were stolen in a car break-in on April 30th.
Robin Dixon said she stopped into a restaurant for a soda and when she came back out to her SUV, her back window was broken. She said the purse that was hidden under a seat was gone. The thief or thieves allegedly took an iPad, some medical equipment, and a wallet that contained family photos that Dixon cannot replace.
"Materialistic things you can replace. They got an iPad, they got a head set, they got medical supplies that I use at my job. But, there were memories of my kids pictures, my grandson, my children, my dad," said Dixon.
Dixon said she was surprised to learn that her stolen cards were used at several stores to buy $500 prepaid gift cards. Instead of signing the cards, Dixon said she writes "SEE ID" on the signature line. Still, police said the suspects were able to make the purchases without raising suspicions. The charges stopped once the credit card companies cancelled the cards.
Maryland Heights police said they have learned the suspect in the baseball cap shows up in surveillance photos in other credit card theft cases in two other cities in west St Louis County and Jefferson County.
Anyone who recognizes either suspect is asked to call Maryland Heights Police at 314-298-8700 or Crimestoppers.