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Firethorne Credit Card Thefts Lead to Fraud, Suspects At Large

KATY MAGAZINE NEWS l April 4, 2019

By Natalie Cook Clark

After purses were stolen from vehicles at the Firethorne Community Center, one of the suspects charged $2,000 on a stolen credit card at the local Kroger. Authorities are seeking information concerning multiple burglaries of vehicles as well as fraud. A reward is being offered.

A suspect shops with a stolen credit card in Firethorne's Kroger. Photo Credit: FBCSO

Vehicles Burglarized from Firethorne's Community Center

On Saturday, March 16, at least two vehicles were forcibly entered and purses were stolen at the Firethorne Community Center located at the 28100 block of North Firethorne Road. Soon after, one of the suspects entered the Firethorne Kroger at 1712 Spring Green Boulevard and charged $2,000 on one of the stolen credit cards.

Suspects Withdrew Cash

The male suspect, along with a female suspect, entered at least two banks and withdrew more than $6,000 in cash.

Keep Your Vehicle and Belongings Safe

"Never leave items visible in the vehicle," says Major Chad Norvell with the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office. "Thieves know to watch areas such as parks and gyms. It’s easy for them to see where you are so they know they have time to break in."

Suspect's Description

The main suspect is a black male, weighing approximately 250 pounds. He has a beard and was wearing black pants, white Nike sneakers, a dark blue long-sleeve shirt with patterns on it. He was also wearing a bright red cap. There is currently no description for the female suspect.

$5,000 Cash Reward

Anyone who has information on this crime is asked to call Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at 281-342-TIPS (8477) or submit information online at the Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers website. Information that leads to the apprehension and filing of charges on the suspect(s) could earn up to a $5,000 cash reward. All calls to Crime Stoppers are anonymous.


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