Bradenton police looking for theft suspect

Bradenton Police detectives are asking for the assistance of the public in an attempt to identify a suspect in a theft and credit card fraud case.

The victim’s purse was stolen from her shopping cart while she loaded groceries in her car in the parking lot of Publix supermarket, 3913 Manatee Ave. W., about 12:44 p.m. on July 24. The suspect then used the stolen credit card at the BP gas station at 2925 Manatee Ave. W., where the attached pictures were taken.

The person left the gas station in the blue vehicle, which is pictured, after using the stolen credit card.

Anyone who knows the identity of this individual and/or is familiar with the vehicle can call Detective Dennis Stahley at (941) 932-9327. Or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000, call Crime Stoppers (toll free) at 1-866-634-8477 (TIPS) or send an anonymous eTip thru the Web at