Officers say the man used a fake credit card to buy items at five Best Buy locations and a Game Stop across the Houston area.
Police released a surveillance photo of the suspect. Investigators say he put stolen credit card information on fraudulent credit cards then bought several thousand dollars worth of electronic items. The merchandise includes iPads, digital cameras and gift cards.
Police say the information was stolen from two people. One person managed to quickly close their card.
"The other female unfortunately didn't notice for an entire week and he went to town on her card using it probably half a dozen times," said Reece Hardy with the Houston Police Department.
The crimes occurred on the following dates and locations:
- Feb. 1:
Best Buy -- 9670 Old Katy Road
Best Buy -- 16980 Southwest Freeway
- Feb. 5:
Best Buy -- 5133 Richmond Avenue
Best Buy - 13238 Northwest Freeway
Best Buy - 510 Gulfgate Center Mall
- Feb. 7:
Game Stop -- 510 Gulfgate Center Mall
The suspect was last seen driving a white Porsche Cayenne.
The suspect is described only as a white male, 40 to 60 years of age, 5 feet 10 inches tall and about 170 to 210 pounds.
If you recognize him, police ask you contact Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for any information called in to the 713-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org that leads to the filing of felony charges or arrest of the suspect(s) in this case. Tips can also be sent by text message. Text TIP610 plus your tip to CRIMES (274637). All tipsters remain anonymous.