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Apple Valley Police searching for 2 men after racking up charges on stolen credit cards

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Detectives are searching for two men accused of stealing credit cards and racking up thousands of dollars in purchases, officials said.

The first reported incident happened on January 24, 2019 at the 24 Hour Fitness in the 18800 block of Bear Valley Road in Apple Valley.

According to a sheriff’s news release, the victim entered the gym and placed his belongings into a secured locker. “When the victim returned from his workout he noticed two credit cards missing from his wallet. The suspect charged nearly $3000. on the victim’s credit card,” stated the release.

The suspect was described as a Hispanic male, 5’8”-6’0”, heavy set, with no visible tattoos. At the time of the fraudulently credit card use the suspect was wearing a black shirt, blue pants & bright blue shoes.

The second incident occurred on February 13, 2019, again at the 24 Hour Fitness but this time in the parking lot. Police said the victim parked his 2011 Chevy Silverado and went into the gym.

According to police, “while inside, an unknown suspect broke into the victim’s vehicle and stole his retired San Bernardino Police Department ID, driver’s license and several credit cards.”

The unknown suspect also made several purchases with the victim’s credit cards and was captured on video surveillance during one of the transactions.

The brazen suspect even purchased several automotive parts for a 1990-1993 Honda Accord using the victim’s credit card. 

The suspect was described as a Hispanic male, 5’8”-6’0”, heavy set, tattoo on right arm. He was wearing a red shirt when captured on surveillance video fraudulently using credit card.

Detectives are seeking information to identify the two different suspects involved in these crimes. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Apple Valley Station, Detective Garcia at (760)240-7400. Callers can remain anonymous and contact WeTip at (800)78-CRIME or www.wetip.com

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