Alleged thief charged $790 on stolen credit card

Man Wanted After Cops Say He Stole a Rolex, Wallet From Car at Sagaponack Beach




A man who stole a Rolex watch and a wallet was caught on surveillance camera at a business where he used a stolen credit card, police said. Courtesy Suffolk Crime Stoppers

Police are asking for the public’s help to identify the man they said stole a Rolex watch and wallet from a parked car at a Sagaponack beach, then used one of the credit cards in the wallet.

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Southampton Town police detectives said the man, whose image they released in a surveillance photo, swiped the Rolex and wallet from a parked vehicle at Gibson Beach on July 30. The man was later seen on surveillance camera using one of the  stolen credit cards at three businesses making purchases totaling more than $790. Police did  not say where the businesses are located.

The man is wearing a face covering, mandatory due to COVID-19, and a coral Polo shirt. If caught, he would be charged with grand  larceny, a felony, at the very least.

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest. Those with information can contact Crime Stoppers to submit an anonymous tip by calling 1-800-220-TIPS, utilizing a mobile app which can be downloaded through the App Store or Google Play by searching P3 Tips, or online at P3Tips.com. All calls, text messages and emails will be kept confidential, police said.

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