After Credit Cards Stolen from Darien YMCA Locker, Over $7,000 in Charges Attempted at Stamford Mall

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After a victim’s money and credit cards were stolen from a locked locker at the Darien YMCA on Thursday, Nov. 21, the thief or thieves tried to rack up a total of $7,133.37 in two attempts to use his credit card to buy items at the Stamford Town Center mall, police said.

Police gave these additional details of the incident:

The victim said that at about 1 p.m. that day, he secured his locker in the men’s locker room at the YMCA, thinking his money and credit cards would be safe inside. At 1:40 p.m. he returned to the locker, gathered his belongings and left.

Soon afterward, his bank texted him, asking if he had tried to charge $4,253.94 for a purchase at Macy’s. He told his bank he hadn’t.

Then he tried to buy something — and realized that the $60 he had in his wallet, along with his credit cards, were gone.

Complainant stated that on November 18th his money and credit cards had been stolen from a secured locker in the men’s locker room, located at the YMCA.

Shortly thereafter, the complainant received a text message from his bank asking if he had attempted a $4,253.94 at Macy’s in Stamford, to which he responded that hid did not.

The complainant then went to purchase something, and realized $60 in cash and his debit and credit cards were missing.

He contacted his bank again and found out that another charge — this one for $2,879.43 — had been attempted at the Saks OFF Fifth store in the mall, but the bank had declined to approve the charge.

 

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