This week, it is another theft from a vehicle while the driver was at a local gym. This time, though, the car was locked and that did not slow the bad guy down.
Chattanooga Police Sgt. Victor Miller described the suspect saying, "As we know, it's been hot out, but he has the hoodie pulled up, trying to cover up his face."
It was on June 1, when the victim locked her valuables in her car as she entered the Gunbarrel Road facility for a workout.
"He went into her car, broke in, took her purse, all the belongings, and then he went on a shopping spree," explained Sgt. Miller. "The video that you get is from the Brainerd Road Walmart."
We get a good look at him from the front door.
"The suspect appears to be a Black male," Sgt. Miller continued. "He was approximately 6 feet tall, medium build, probably in his 20s."
Now that we are in the post-mask era, we can see he has facial hair.
"He looks like he has a mustache and goatee, so maybe just, those are some things that will stand out to you," Miller added. "Also, look at the hoodie that he's wearing. Maybe that's something that he's worn around you or is a friend or family member and you recognize that."
Here is where Crime Stoppers can not only offer you a cash reward, but can protect your identity. Because, we will never ask who you are. Have a good look and the video and photos and consider some takeaways from this case.
"What we know is that a suspect, whenever they break into a vehicle, they work very quickly and go to a nearby location and they try to use those credit or debit cards," said Sgt. Miller.
So, the minute you realize those cards are gone, call your bank and cancel them.
On the other side, if you see someone in a parking lot going vehicle to vehicle, but seemingly never entering a business, consider calling it in.
"If it's suspicious to you, it's suspicious to us," Sgt. Miller agreed. "So, call in to police, let us check it out."
We have up to $1,000 in reward cash for you, if you recognized that suspect. If you have any information, call: 698-3333. That line is manned 24/7.
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