A couple was caught on tape allegedly using credit cards that were stolen from a southern Colorado college student.
It was not long after Lucas Hampton’s car was taken near the University of Colorado Colorado Springs campus that the duo went to the Kohl's store on North Nevada Ave. Hampton says they spent several hundred dollars on his stolen cards.
Detectives told Hampton there was a slight chance of finding his stolen car. "I guess I was hopeful,” he said. “But I had planned otherwise."
Hampton said before he found out his car had been recovered, he made plans on how to get to work and school next year. When cops tracked his stolen Honda Civic, there was some damage, like a scratched bumper and broken window cranks. "It still runs," Hampton joked.
Detectives say a man in a gray shirt and a red-haired woman were caught on surveillance video using the stolen credit cards at Kohl's.
"I should be able to keep everything in my car, windows down, keys in the ignition,” said Hampton. “That shouldn't be an issue, unfortunately that's not how it is."
The charges made at Kohl’s have been reversed by the credit companies, so Hampton won’t be out any money.
He admits he left his keys in his car, and even though he hid them, the crooks still found them.
If you recognize the couple from the surveillance pictures or from our video you can call Crime Stoppers at 634-STOP.
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