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Police: Suspects took college student’s wallet, bought gift cards
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Oakwood investigators and Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta are asking the public for Identification information on a Burglary and Financial Transaction Card Fraud suspects. - photo by For The Times

Roughly $800 worth of gift cards was purchased by suspects who stole a wallet from a Truett-McConnell University student’s dorm room, according to police.

Oakwood Police are looking for the burglary and financial transaction card fraud suspects.

Police said the suspects entered the student’s dorm room around 2 p.m. April 10 in Cleveland.

“The suspicion is that they were just checking doors and looking for unsecured rooms, but the student had no idea how they got into the room,” Investigator Todd Templeton said.

The suspects then drove more than an hour away to Oakwood and Flowery Branch, where they used the victim’s credit card to purchase four different gift cards worth roughly $800.

The stores affected were the O’Reilly Auto Parts, GameStop and Rite Aid.

“We’re not sure if they’re from this area or if we were just a stop along the way for them,” Templeton said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Greater Atlanta at 404-577-8477. 

Tipsters giving information leading to an arrest and indictment can receive a reward up to $2,000.

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