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CRIME BRIEFS: Police looking for fraud suspect | Crime Briefs, Assault, Whiskey Dix, Crime, Fraud, Theft, Vandalism, Evergreen Farms, MTSU, Murfreesboro

Police are seeking the identity of this man who is wanted in connection with a fraud investigation involving purchases made Nov. 17, 2012, at retailers in Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Photo submitted)

Police are asking the public for help in identifying a suspect wanted in connection with the fraudulent use of stolen credit cards at various stores in Murfreesboro.

The male suspect was captured on surveillance video Nov. 17 entering Target, located on Old Fort Parkway, before purchasing more than $300 worth of goods. He also spent more than $100 at Wal-Mart and $380 at Toys ‘R’ Us, according to a Murfreesboro Police Department incident report.

Detectives learned about the incidents when a woman reported that her purse had been stolen from a vehicle in Nashville earlier in the day, and within a few hours, the suspect had used her credit cards throughout Rutherford County.

Based on still images of the surveillance footage, the suspect is believed to be a black male who was wearing a black jacket, red and white baseball cap, and blue jeans at the time of the incident.

Anyone with information about this case should Crime Stoppers at 615-893-7867.

Car reportedly vandalized

An unknown number of suspects threw numerous eggs Sunday at a car that was parked outside of a home in the Evergreen Farms subdivision in west Murfreesboro.

The incident occurred some time before 8 a.m. in the 3500 block of Perlino Drive, located off Saint Andrews Drive, according to a Murfreesboro Police Department incident report.

The 20-year-old woman who owns the car told police she did not know who would have vandalized her vehicle, which sustained less than $500 in damage, and the incident remains under investigation.

College student attacked at bar

A 19-year-old woman was allegedly assaulted Sunday by another bar patron inside Whiskey Dix, located in the 300 block of West Main Street in downtown Murfreesboro.

The woman told officers that at about 1:30 a.m. a fellow Middle Tennessee State University student - who she did not know personally - chased her around the bar, struck her in the face, and threw a beer bottle in her direction.

However, the 21-year-old female suspect missed and the bottle hit a plate-glass window, causing it to break upon impact, according to a Murfreesboro Police Department incident report.

In total, an estimated $1,000 worth of property was damaged during the incident.

Although the female suspect fled the scene before police arrived, they were able to obtain information about her possible identity.

Detectives have since taken over the case, and the matter remains under investigation.
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