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UA police look for man connected to car burglaries, credit card fraud

Posted at 8:43 AM, Jan 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-18 19:26:22-05

University of Arizona police are looking for a man they believe is connected to a string of car burglaries and fraudulent credit card use on campus.

"He is going in and stealing keys at a recreation center, then goes to the parking lot, finds the victim's vehicle, uses  the keys to get into the vehicle, steals their wallet and uses their credit cards and goes to local stores to purchase gift cards which he uses later," said Detective John Dorer with UAPD. 

Dorer says they have linked this man to two car burglaries that happened last month during the middle of the day. 

Police believe the suspect is connected to a similar incident at a Chuze Fitness on the southside. 

Joey Meucci, a UA student, says he sees phones and car keys on the ground all the time and isn't surprised valuables are stolen. 

"I got a pretty nice water bottle stolen that costs like $80," Meucci said. "That was just leaving it out for like maybe 5 mintues, like look away for 5 minutes and it was gone."

Those with information should call 88-CRIME or 621-8273.