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Identity Stolen By Looking Over Victim's Shoulder

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – At the YMCA in downtown Nashville a man left his belongings in a locker. He did not know someone was watching when he entered his lock combination. 

The theft happened on December 30 on Church Street. 

"They have digital lockers. He watched him enter his combination into the locker. Once the gentleman left he came in behind him, opened it up and took his wallet and some various other items and exited the building," said James Vivrette with the Metro Nashville Police Department.  

A security camera caught the thief opening the locker. It also showed the man watching as the victim entered his combination to open the lock.

Police said a short time later the thief used the man's credit cards at several locations before the victim was able to cancel his cards. 

"In all honesty, this is probably some of the best video that I've seen in quite a while," said Vivrette. 

Video showed the man using one of the stolen credit cards at the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market in East Nashville. Police said the suspect is probably between the ages of 18 and 25. It's a case of identity theft police said could have been prevented. 

"You need to take your time, shield yourself. Know who it is that's around you, so it's basically taking your time in those kinds of incidences and know the people around you," said Vivrette. 

If you have information that might help police solve the use of a stolen credit card taken from the locker at the YMCA call Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME. 

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