CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Police are searching for three men they believe are responsible for a string of car break-ins in Winfield earlier this month.
Nine vehicle break-ins occurred Feb. 4 through 7, according to a media release from Winfield Police Chief John Perrine.
The thefts took place between 11:30 p.m. and 6 a.m. from cars parked on streets and in private driveways, the release states.
Eight of the nine owners reported items missing from their vehicles, such as credit cards, cash, an iPhone, work boots and a stereo, among other items.
On Feb. 7 at 4:51 a.m., a man in his early 20s allegedly used a credit card at the Walmart in Nitro that was reported stolen from one of the vehicles.
Minutes later, another man also in his early 20s, purchased a video game with a stolen credit card, according to police.
About 10 minutes later, police say, a third man unsuccessfully tried to purchase two $500 gift cards from a gas station on Goff Mountain Road with the credit card.
The three men were seen leaving the gas station together in a gray or silver Toyota Camry, the release states.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Winfield Police Department, at 304-586-9200.