Deputies look to identify car burglar

Woman accused of stealing items from car parked outside Palm Coast gym

Author: Troy Blevins, Online Editor, Producer
Published On: Jan 17 2014 04:39:36 PM EST
Car burglar
PALM COAST, Fla. -

Deputies are asking for the public's help in identifying a woman who they say broke into a parked car outside of a gym in Palm Coast.

The incident happened before noon Thursday at the Anytime Fitness on Cypress Edge Drive.

The Flagler County Sheriff's Office said the victim and her friend had left their purses, wallets, cash and credit cards on the front seat of their car while they went into the gym.

When the pair finished, deputies said they went back out to the car and discovered that the passenger side window had been smashed out and their items were taken.

A credit card belonging to one of the victims was later used to make several purchases at Target in the Town Center, deputies said.

Surveillance video from Anytime Fitness showed the burglar driving into the parking lot and getting out of her car. The victims then come into the lot, park their car and walk into gym.

Deputies said the woman is then seen backing her car in next to passenger side of the victim's car. About four minutes later, the woman is seen driving out of the parking lot.

The woman was later captured on surveillance video entering a Target and then walking out of the store with several packages in her arms at about 12:30 p.m., deputies said.

Car burglar's car The Sheriff's Office described the burglar as a black woman who is 25-35 years old, 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighs 170-180 pounds and has shoulder-length straight black hair. The woman was seen wearing a black T-shirt with pink lettering, blue jeans and white shoes.

The woman was driving what detectives believe is a newer model black Toyota Camry with tinted windows and sport wheels.

Detectives are asking that anyone with information about this car burglary to call 386-586-4801 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-277-TIPS (8477). Deputies said you can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.