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Winfield Police release surveillance images to solve recent rash of vehicle break-ins

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Police are asking for help to solve a series of vehicle break-ins in Putnam County.

In all, investigators said they've had nine reported incidents in Winfield in the last week.

The Winfield Police Department has three persons of interest that officers need help to identify.

Officers said that in each instance, the vehicles were tampered with between the hours of 11:30 p.m. and 6 a.m. In

eight of the incidents there were no signs of forced entry into the vehicles. In all cases the vehicle owners

determined someone had entered their vehicle and rifled through the contents located in the passenger

compartment. Eight of the nine owners reported thefts from their vehicles. The types of property reported

stolen from the vehicles included a woman's purse containing credit cards and cash, an I- Phone, I-pod 860,

phone accessories, a Sony stereo, work boots and loose coins.

On Thursday, February, 7, a credit card that was reported stolen from one of the vehicles was used at the Nitro Walmart. At 4:51 a.m., surveillance cameras show a man in his early 20s, wearing a dark cap and jacket entering the store and purchasing a pre-paid phone card with the stole credit card.

Ten minutes later, a second man, also in his early 20s, entered the store wearing a plaid jacket and

close cut hair. Surveillance video captured that person using the stolen credit card to purchase a video game.

Then, about ten more minutes later and a mile down the road, a third suspect, tall, lean, also in

his mid 20s, with close cut hair and no sideburns wearing a dark monogrammed hoodie entered the Speedway

Gas Station 304 Goff Mountain Rd, Cross Lanes. In that case, the suspect was unsuccessful in trying to purchase two VISA gift cards for $500 each.

All three men were seen leaving the Speedway in a newer model gray/silver Toyota Camry. The left the Speedway and headed north on Route 622.

Anyone with information that may help the investigation is asked to contact the Winfield Police Department at 304-586-9200, or call 911.