Metro-East News

Pair attempted to use stolen ID, bank cards to withdraw money, police say

Columbia police said Tuesday they were trying to identify two people who attempted to use bank cards and a stolen ID to withdraw money from a bank.

Officers responded to the 200 block of North Main Street for a report of a forgery, according to a Columbia Police Department news release.

A white man with dark hair in his 30s and a white woman believed to be wearing a blonde wig and gray baseball cap asked for cash using bank cards and an ID on Monday, police said. The pair drove a gray SUV with Illinois license plate Y918457.

The bank cards and ID were taken from a vehicle in the metro-east earlier Monday, the release stated.

Police encourage people to lock their cars and secure valuables out of view. People whose cards are stolen should make a report immediately and notify cardholders, police say.