The City of Rye Police Department has received information that a suspect in another jurisdiction may be responsible for thefts of credit cards from vehicles in the City of Rye.
The suspect in these crimes has allegedly entered an unknown number of vehicles, both in Rye and in other municipalities. In some cases a wallet was taken, but in some the suspect removed a single credit card from each purse. The suspect reportedly made charges on the cards, but they have not been recovered.
We have reason to believe that incidents may have occurred in recent weeks, and as recently as yesterday, in the vicinity of Rye Presbyterian Church. However, we have not received any reports of thefts at this time.
If you were in that area and may have left an unattended purse in a vehicle, please check to make sure all your credit cards are accounted for. If you are missing a credit card or have experienced unusual activity on your accounts, please contact the Rye Police at (914) 967-1234 to file a report.
We do not have any information regarding other incidents in the City. However, we recommend that any residents who have left property in unattended vehicles to check their wallets to ensure that they are not missing credit cards. Please report thefts or fraudulent charges to the Police Department and to your credit card company. Thank you.