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October 27, 2012

Do you know this woman?

Police try to identify woman linked to $1,004 ATM theft

HAVERHILL — Police are asking the public to help identify a woman accused of using a stolen debit card to withdraw $1,004 from ATMs.

Investigators have released a bank video surveillance photo of the woman, in which it appears she is making a withdrawal using the stolen debit card, police said.

Police said the victim reported her pocketbook was missing from her car, which was parked outside Latitudes Sports Club, 3 Ferry St., Bradford, on the afternoon of Oct. 15.

This is the second time in a month that Haverhill police have used a photo to ask the public to identify a crime suspect. A store security camera photo appearing in The Eagle-Tribune several days after a Sept. 30 robbery of the CVS near Westgate Plaza led to the arrest of Richard Kennedy, 41, of 10 Varnum St., Apt. 2. Police charged him with armed robbery while masked. Police said they received information from a resident identifying the person in the photo published Oct. 4 in The Eagle-Tribune as Kennedy. The photo shows a man with a scarf over his face.

According to a police report, about 3:45 p.m. on Oct. 15, an Amesbury woman parked her car in the Latitudes gym parking lot and placed her pocketbook on the floor behind the passenger seat.

The woman told Patrolman James Gioia that she covered her pocketbook with a sweatshirt and then went inside the gym.

She said she placed her car keys in a basket by the front lobby, which is near the front door to the gym.

The woman told Gioia that after finishing at the gym at 5:30 p.m., she got her keys and drove back to her home in Amesbury, where she discovered her pocketbook containing her driver’s license, $100 cash and her debit card was missing.

According to the police report, the woman at first called her work place and was told her pocketbook wasn’t there.

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