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Public Assistance Helps Bridgeport Police ID Wanted Man, Woman; Now Seek Aid to Help Locate Pair

By Jeff Toquinto on September 13, 2017 via Connect-Bridgeport.com

The Bridgeport Police have once again been able to identify a pair of suspects involved in a recent case thanks to the help of the community. And they may need your help now to locate them.
 
According to Bridgeport Patrol Officer J.M. Holley, two individuals – a male and a female – sought for a July 6 shoplifting incident have been identified. On that day, the man and woman in question stole $427 in various merchandize. The merchandise included jewelry and clothing at the Meadowbrook Mall.
 
In August, Holley provided Connect-Bridgeport with surveillance images of the suspects, along with a description of the vehicle in which they were driving. While the photos were grainy, it has led to what Holley believes is positive identification of both the man and woman in question.
 
Warrants were prepared and are waiting to be served on both. The individuals will not be charged with a felony as it is not a third offense. However, the male in question – if charged – will be facing a second offense shoplifting. The female would be facing a first offense shoplifting.
 
“After two previous convictions for shoplifting, and any third offense no matter the dollar amount is a felony if you have committed two previous offenses in the last seven years,” said Holley.
 
Both of the individuals are from Clarksburg. The issue now is locating the pair.
 
“Attempts to contact them have been unsuccessful. If someone (recognizes the individuals from the photos and) knows how to contact them they can contact me,” said Holley.
 
If you think you can help, have information on the case or think you may know who is in the photos, contact Holley. He can be reached at 304-848-6112. Leave a message if he does not answer.
 
The suspects were last seen driving a black four door Ford Fusion.
 
“The public information has been great and it’s been a lot of help because they know people that we don’t know,” said Holley. “This time, I believe I had two or three calls from the story that had the same information and that’s what led us to identify them.”
 
Editor's Note: Photos courtesy of the Bridgeport Police Department.


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