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Reward offered for suspected Solana Beach credit card thieves

A reward of up to $1,000 was offered recently for information that leads to the arrest of two people who stole a credit card from an unlocked car in Solana Beach and attempted to use it at a Wal-Mart store in San Diego.

  One of the suspects took the credit card out of a car parked at a condominium complex in the 900 block of Via Mil Cumbres near Lomas Santa Fe in Solana Beach sometime between 9 p.m. Dec. 29 and 5 a.m. Dec. 30, according to sheriff’s detectives and Crime Stoppers.

   Images of both suspects were captured on surveillance video the early evening of Dec. 30 as they tried to make a purchase at the Wal-Mart on Murphy Canyon Road in Serra Mesa. The card was declined at the register, authorities

said.

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   One suspect was described as an unknown gender white adult, 25 to 30 years old, about 5 feet 8 and 180 pounds with neck-length blond hair wearing a brown hooded jacket and faded blue jeans.

   The second suspect was a roughly 25-year-old Asian man, around 5 feet 6 and 160 pounds with short black hair and glasses. He was wearing a blue and tan Pendleton-style hooded jacket and blue jeans.

   They were seen in a four-door Ford Taurus, authorities said.

   Anyone with information on the suspects’ identities was asked to call the sheriff’s department at (760) 966-3500. Anonymous tips can be made by contacting Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8744 or via email at sdcrimestoppers.org.

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