Police seek purse thief

BY DI STAFF | SEPTEMBER 21, 2012 6:30 AM

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Police are investigating the Sept. 7 theft and unauthorized use of a woman’s credit card.

According to an Iowa City police press release, a purse was stolen from a female subject while she attended a party at 230 S. Dodge St.. One of the cards in the purse was subsequently used to purchase items at Mega Bite, 335 S. Gilbert St., and Liquor Downtown, 315 S. Gilbert St., later that evening. According to the release, a video camera at Liquor Downtown captured a man using the card to make a purchase.

Iowa City Area CrimeStoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of this suspect.

—by Matt Starns

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