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Police investigate series of purse thefts from medical facilities


The Mason Police Department, along with the Warren County Sheriff's Office and Wilmington Police Department, are investigating a series of thefts of purse from medical faculties.

Credit cards taken during the thefts are later used at stores to buy gas and iPads.

On Jan. 18, the suspect walked into the back office area of Springdale Mason Pediatrics. When confronted by an employee, he stated he was with his mother and was looking for a Band-Aid for a hangnail. A short time later the victim's purse was discovered missing.

Credit cards from the purse were later used to make purchases at Kroger's and Wal-Mart in Deerfield Township and Meijer's in Fairfield Township.

On Jan. 26, the Wilmington Police Dept. was advised of the theft of a purse from Clinton Memorial Hospital. The purse was stolen from a nurse working on the 4th floor. Credit cards were used shortly after the theft in Wilmington and photos of the suspect and vehicle are attached.

The credit cards were then used at a Wal-Mart and Target in Lebanon. The male suspect was in the company of at least two white females. One of the females is the driver of the vehicle.

The vehicle used in the Mason was a black vehicle. The driver was described as a black male.

The suspect going into the stores is described as being a white male around 5' tall with a tattoo on his neck.

Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers at 513-352-3040.

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