Crime

Mascoutah Police searching for man they say busted car window and stole purse

Police were searching for a man they suspect of breaking into a car in Mascoutah on July 24.
Police were searching for a man they suspect of breaking into a car in Mascoutah on July 24.

On Saturday, Mascoutah Police were searching for a suspect in a car break-in that occurred Tuesday at Scheve Park.

According to police, a man used a window punch to break the window of a car at Scheve Park at about 6:30 p.m. The suspect stole a purse containing debit and credit cards from inside the car, police said in a Facebook post.

Police said the cards were immediately used at local businesses.

Two photos of the suspect at Wal-Mart and the car he was driving were posted on Facebook.

Anyone with information can call Detective Sgt. Jared Lambert of the Mascoutah Police Department at 618-566-2976.

Kaley Johnson: 618-239-2526, @KaleyJohnson6
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