Crime Stoppers Crimes of the Week: vehicle burglaries, credit card fraud

Crime Stoppers Crimes of the Week: vehicle burglaries, credit card fraud

LUFKIN, TX (News Release) - The driver of this maroon, four-door car is a suspect in nearly a dozen credit card fraud incidents stemming from vehicle burglaries that occurred May 10 on Champions Drive in Lufkin.

Around 2 a.m. on May 10, the victims woke to the sound of their vehicle alarm. When they investigated, they found that the three vehicles parked in their driveway had been burglarized. A purse, credit cards, checkbooks, a briefcase, and a Dell Latitude laptop computer were among the items stolen.

Following the trail of fraudulent credit card transactions led to video of a suspect and his vehicle. The suspect is a tall, thin black male with short-cut hair and an earring in his left ear. The vehicle he drove while spending the victim's money is a maroon, late model Chevrolet Malibu with factory-style chrome wheels and chrome accents.

The suspect's shopping list included snacks, video games, and an Xbox One game system. He must be the generous type because he also used the stolen cards to fill the fuel tanks of three people's vehicles.

Online at and you can view video of the suspect using the stolen cards.

If you can identify the suspect, call Deep East Texas Crime Stoppers at (936) 639-TIPS, submit a tip online at, or text keyword 639TIPS and your tip information to CRIMES -- numerically, CRIMES is 274637. Crime Stoppers calls and tips are anonymous and Crime Stoppers may pay a reward if the information you provide leads to an arrest.