Stolen credit card used to purchase winter tires

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WESTVILLE – Someone used a stolen credit card to pay for winter tires and police are looking for that individual.

On October 17, staff at a car dealership on Balodis Drive took a call from a woman who wanted to purchase two sets of four winter tires. She provided a credit card number over the phone and said her husband would be there shortly to pick them up. A man arrived at the business a short time later, picked up the eight tires and left. Soon after he left, staff found out that the credit card used to purchase the tires was stolen. The tires are worth just over $1,500.

The truck is an older, light brown GMC Sierra pickup with Nova Scotia licence plate U1-5016, and the man is described as being white, 5-foot-9 with a stocky build. He has a short dark beard and appears to be in his 30s.

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Images of the man and the vehicle believed to have been involved with this incident were captured on surveillance video at the business. Police are requesting assistance from the public to identify him, and or the woman who used the stolen credit card. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Pictou District RCMP at 902-755-4141. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submit a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca, or use the P3 Tips App.