Suspects being sought
Published 7:00 am Thursday, April 30, 2015
The Picayune Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying two suspects wanted for two separate crimes.
The first matter involves a male subject wanted for shoplifting, Picayune Police Department Assistant Chief Jeremy Magri said.
On March 26 and April 4, between 5 a.m. and 6 a.m., the suspect is believed to have entered WalMart and manipulated boxes of Chromecast Internet access cards, Magri said. He then transferred the items into his pocket, Magri said.
After employees found the empty boxes, officials with WalMart’s Loss Prevention reviewed security footage from both mornings, Magri said. A copy was also provided to the department, Magri said.
The items taken have a total value of about $525, Magri said.
The suspect is described as a male who wears large frame glasses that are solid white on the bottom and solid black on the top, Magri said. He appeared to be wearing khaki dress pants, dress shoes, a sport coat and in one picture a baseball cap, Magri said.
In a separate matter, authorities are also looking for a female suspect involved in several credit card fraud cases throughout Picayune, Magri said. The incidents occurred between April 13 and 15 during the daytime hours at several local businesses including, Rite Aid, Home Depot, Winn Dixie, Walgreens and Dollar General, Magri said.
The suspect is using numerous victims’ credit card numbers to purchase gift cards, Magri said.
“The victims are still in physical possession of their cards and, at this time, there has been no confirmation regarding how she obtains their numbers,” Magri said. “There has been about $2,700 in fraudulent credit charges that we know of.”
The suspect is described as a dark haired female with a large tattoo on her chest. She was wearing sunglasses in security footage, Magri said.
Magri said investigators are working diligently to find these suspects so if anyone has information regarding their identities, they are asked to contact the Picayune Police Department at 601-798-7411 or the Criminal Investigations Division at 601-798-0374.