Police say the man pictured below was driving a White Camry on Wednesday morning near the daycare where the purse snatchings happened.
If you know where this man is please contact the Bentonville Police Department. Police say this picture was taken in Fayetteville on May 22nd.
Police say they believe the man is probably from out of state and that he is waiting about 2 weeks before using stolen checks.
In just fifteen minutes, 2 cars broken into at two different daycares across Bentonville.
"They busted out the passenger glass and stole a purse with lots of valuable information in it and were gone in a matter of seconds," said Detective Mark Jordan with the Bentonville Police Department.
Bentonville police say it is a crime of opportunity. "It appears that they are hanging out near day cares because they usually know that when a mom or dad drops off their kid at daycare, they leave the car running," said Jordan.
And Dina Harrel, owner of Wild Things Day Care says it is an odd place to hit. "I was pretty shocked at how bold they are to do this at an area where people are coming and going all day long," said Harrel.
Because before work, parents do not waste time. "She brought her daughter into the center and it wasn't but 5 minutes she was in the center and it happened," said Harrel referring to a woman who had her car broken into.
"It was a matter of 3 minutes for that person to get in our parking lot and get out," said Harrel. But luckily, police have surveillance video of a white car and a picture of the driver who was in the area at the time.
"To have somebody come in and do this to you in your own center, you feel as though somebody has just come in a stolen something personal from you. It hurts, it hurts a lot," said Harrel.
Investigators says this is not the first time these crimes have happened. "A few months ago we had it happen 3 or 4 times in Bentonville within 30 minutes. It happened in Rogers and Springdale, so when I heard that it happened again, I said oh, maybe they are back," said Jordan.