County police arrested a Bowie man Tuesday evening after he allegedly tried to use a stolen credit card to buy a computer worth nearly $2,800, officials said.
Charles Robinson, 44, manager of the Annapolis Plaza Circuit City store in the first block of Jennifer Road, called police about 7:50 p.m. to report the attempted theft.
A man using a credit card belonging to Patricia Drazin of Columbia had tried to buy an NEC computer for $2,785, Mr. Robinson told police.
Ms. Drazin had reported her card stolen earlier Tuesday. Mr. Robinson stopped the man as he tried to run from the store and detained him until officers arrived.
Brian Christopher Ruff, 27, of the 7100 block of Westwind Drive, was charged with credit card fraud, police said.