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Tips Wanted in ID Theft Incident

Encinitas CA— The woman in the above photos is wanted for using a stolen credit card to buy a luxury watch.

A woman’s purse was stolen on February 17th at a Home Goods in the 200 block of North El Camino Real in Encinitas. The victim left her purse unattended for a few seconds in her shopping cart. When she returned her purse was gone.

Later that day, the woman you see in the surveillance photos tried to use one of the credit cards inside the stolen purse to buy a $4,000 watch at the Ben Bridge store located at the Westfield UTC mall in University City. The transaction was declined because the victim had already cancelled her credit cards.

If you recognize this woman or know her whereabouts, call the North Coastal Sheriff’s Station and ask for Detective Heather Bruton at (760) 966-3500.

You can remain anonymous and be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest. Call Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477