Credit Cards Stolen in ‘Distraction’ Theft in Huntington Station

Someone stole credit cards from a woman after she was distracted by a man in a parking lot, Suffolk County police said Thursday.

The cards were later used in East Northport and Commack.

Police said that a man told a woman there was a problem with her passenger side tire in the Lidl parking lot, at 711 East Jericho Tpke., Huntington Station, on Aug. 18 at approximately 11:15 a.m. Someone else stole the victim’s wallet while she was distracted looking at her tire. Later that day a man and a woman used the victim’s credit cards at The Home Depot stores in Commack and East Northport.

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information about these incidents can contact Suffolk County Crime Stoppers to submit an anonymous tip by calling 1-800-220-TIPS, utilizing a mobile app which can be downloaded through the App Store or Google Play by searching P3 Tips, or online at All calls, text messages and emails will be kept confidential.

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