Odessa Police Searching For Debit Card Stealer

Josh Navarro
NewsWest 9

ODESSA- Police have released surveillance video showing a person using a stolen debit card and they are hoping someone may recognize him to make an arrest.

A night on the town turned into a nightmare for Megan Gray, after she came out of Grahams Central Station, finding her car burglarized.

"The whole window was shattered out, like completely gone. And then there was a huge dent. Like they just tried to hit it the first time and missed," Gray said.

But that wasn't the only problem, whoever did it also stole her purse.

"We actually found my wallet. My wallet was returned to me the next morning. He like tossed it out of the car or something but they took the driver license, the money," Gray said.

Police were able to determine that her debit card was being used by a suspect at the Kent Kwik off 42nd and Grandview in Odessa the same night. There's no word if he's the one who broke into Gray's car but he tried to fuel up at the pump and used a fake pin. But that didn't work so he went inside to try it with the clerk. Surveillance video shows him swiping the card a couple times and that didn't work either and he left.

Thankfully Gray canceled all of her cards that night. However, this whole ordeal, was a headache.

"The car is like, it's a foreign car, so I had to go to Dallas to get it fixed. Because it couldn't be fixed anywhere here. So it made it harder because I didn't have a car to drive," Gray said.

Detectives are searching for leads and the surveillance video is the only thing they have to go by. By telling her story, Gray hopes to give people who may be going through the same thing, some peace of mind.

If you have any information on who the person may be, you are asked to call Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS.