Police search for woman wanted in thefts from cars
by Rachel Gray
January 17, 2014 11:40 PM | 1749 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
This image taken from surveillance footage shows a suspected thief who police say used a stolen credit card at a nearby gas station. <br> Courtesy of the Marietta Police Department
This image taken from surveillance footage shows a suspected thief who police say used a stolen credit card at a nearby gas station.
Courtesy of the Marietta Police Department
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MARIETTA — Police are searching for a woman they say broke into at least a dozen vehicles last month along the Bells Ferry Road corridor and may be continuing to do so.

Officer David Baldwin of Marietta Police Department said the vehicle break-ins were committed Dec. 23 near three apartment complexes.

At least a dozen cars were ransacked, but it appears those vehicles must have been unlocked because there was no other damage, Baldwin said.

“It sounds like they were door flippers,” Baldwin said, referring to the practice whereby thieves will ransack a neighborhood by checking car after car for unlocked doors.

After nearly a month, a break in the case came when the Marietta Police obtained surveillance footage of the suspect taken when a woman allegedly used one of the stolen credit cards at a local gas station, Baldwin said.

Police do not know how many people might be involved in the break-ins.

“She basically is our biggest lead right now,” Baldwin said.

On Friday afternoon, Marietta Police released the photo of the suspect who is wanted for questioning.

Officer David Baldwin of Marietta Police said the woman, who is possibly a Smyrna resident, frequents the Windy Hill Road and Lake Park Drive area.

“She is known to drive a light blue to gray Chrysler PT Cruiser,” Baldwin said.

Police are asking residents to contact Detective Colin Berry at (770) 794-2363 or the Marietta Police Anonymous Tip Line at (770) 794-6990 with any information.

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