Two (2) New York men who were using stolen credit cards at the Trumbull Mall were arrested Monday evening after they fled from police in a short foot pursuit.
Elijah McNair, age 35, and David Raysor, age 31, both of Mount Vernon, NY were attempting to make illegal purchases at several stores by using fraudulent credit cards, when Trumbull Police were alerted to their suspicious activity by a store employee.
McNair and Raysor attempted to purchase four (4) pair of sunglasses from the Sunglass Hut by using a credit card that was continuously declined. The men proceeded to Michael’s Jewelers and attempted to buy two (2) gold necklaces, but those credit cards were also declined. No merchandise was obtained by McNair or Raysor during these attempted transactions.
As Trumbull Officers began to investigate, Raysor had already entered a black Chevrolet Tahoe and left the area, as McNair left the area on foot. Police investigation confirmed the illegal activity involving both McNair and Raysor. The Chevrolet, operated by Raysor was eventually stopped on Madison Ave.
During the police investigation, Raysor took off running, but was later apprehended by police nearby. McNair was also taken into police custody a short distance away. Multiple credit cards, a credit card skimmer, NY state identifications that were not issued to Raysor or McNair were also located. McNair also had a counterfeit $100 bill in his possession.
Raysor and McNair were charged with Unlawful Possession of a Personal Identifying Information Device, Conspiracy to Commit Identity Theft, Credit Card Theft, Illegal Use of Scanning Device, Criminal Impersonation, and each were released on a $25,000.00 bond. McNair was additionally charged with Forgery 1st degree, and is scheduled to appear in court on May 21st . Raysor was additionally charged with Interfering with Police, and is scheduled to appear in court on May 22nd.