BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA9) -- Two men stole a $6,700 bathtub from a Bethesda hardware store by using a fraudulent credit card, Montgomery County police say.
Police released a surveillance photograph Monday of one of the suspects, both of whom are still at large.
On April 26 around 1:30 p.m., the suspect entered Union Hardware at 7800 Wisconsin to purchase a $13,000 bathtub that was on sale for $6,700, according to police.
While purchasing the bathtub, police say the suspect provided a credit card as payment, However, that card was initially declined.
To fix the problem, the suspect said he would call his bank on his cell phone, according to police. After placing the phone call, the suspect allegedly gave his phone to the hardware store employee, saying he would receive instructions on how to process the charge.
After receiving instructions over the phone, police say the employee followed those directions and a receipt for the bathtub printed out.
The suspect then exited the store with the bathtub and loaded it into a U-Haul truck parked outside the hardware store, according to police. A second man was sitting in the driver's seat of the truck and police say he drove away after the first suspect had entered the vehicle.
A short time later, police say the hardware store was contacted by their bank to inform them the credit card used to purchase the bathtub was fraudulent.
Anyone with information about the suspect's identity is asked to call police at 240-773-6710.