UPDATE:

Officials have still not made an arrest of the thief behind stolen credit cards in the Local 6 area.

In addition to the credit cards stolen November 20th from a woman's purse at the Hinkleville Road Wal-Mart, the suspect stole various wallets from purses of community college personnel offices.

The suspect stole wallets from purses at both West Kentucky Community and Technical College and John A. Logan Community College in Carterville, Illinois.

Immediately after the thefts, the suspect proceeded to make expensive purchases at Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Dillards, and Murphy Oil.

The thief drives a 2012-2013 "Indigo Night" Hyundai Sonata. A local Hyundai dealership sales manager thinks the car is a common GLS rental car model. 

The suspect is very efficient in the way he locates victims, executes the theft, and maximizes his dollar by making fast purchases on expensive items before the cards are reported stolen.

He is also careful in how he parks his car to avoid getting his license plate captured on video.  

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Paducah Police Department at (270) 444-8550 or Crime Stoppers at 443-TELL. Tipsters can text their tips to CRIMES (274637) by entering "KyTips" followed by their information or by clicking here.

Information leading to an arrest or indictment may result in a reward up to $1 thousand.    

Original Story:

 PADUCAH, Ky - The police need your help in identifying a man who has used two stolen credit cards in purchasing about $3 thousand in merchandise.

A Paducah woman's wallet was stolen from her purse November 20th at the Wal-Mart on Hinkleville Road. Later that day, her credit card was used at various businesses to purchase merchandise and gift cards in the Kentucky Oaks Mall area.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Paducah Police Department at (270) 444-8550 or Crime Stoppers at 443-TELL. Tipsters can text their tips to CRIMES (274637) by entering "KyTips" followed by their information or by clicking here.

Information leading to an arrest or indictment may result in a reward up to $1 thousand.

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