Gastonia police are searching for a woman who used a debit card at a bank near Asheville, about 100 miles away from the park where the card was stolen.
The woman is apparently also a suspect in a similar case from Charlotte.
On July 28, a Waxhaw couple visiting a park in Gastonia told police that someone had broken into their car. A purse, which held credit and debit cards, was stolen, police said.
Less than 30 minutes later, one of the stolen credit cards was used at a Gastonia convenience store, police said. And three days later, a debit card was used at a SunTrust bank in Arden, located just outside of Asheville.
On Tuesday, Gastonia police released surveillance photos showing a woman talking on her cellphone, apparently at a drive-thru ATM.
Two weeks ago, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police released some of the same images as they sought help from the public to identify a woman suspected in connection with a vehicle break-in that also happened on July 28 in Charlotte’s Cotswold neighborhood.
Police said someone broke into two vehicles in the parking lot of the Charlotte Swim and Racquet Club on Lomax Avenue, located off North Sharon Amity Road.
Three days later, police said, a woman was caught on surveillance camera attempting to cash one of the victims’ checks at the SunTrust in Arden.
Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to contact Gastonia police Detective Nancy Capistran at 704-866-6884 or Crime Stoppers of Gaston County at 704-861-8000. Crime Stoppers pays up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest.