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Cops: Crooks used missing man’s credit cards at Woodbury Commons

@font-face { font-family: "Cambria"; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; }<span style="font-size: 12pt;font-family: cambria">Authorities have captured video tape that show two men using a missingNew Yorker&rsquo;s credit cards just hours after his charred body was found in Pennsylvania.</span>

Authorities have captured video tape that show two men using a missing New Yorker’s credit cards just hours after his charred body was found in Pennsylvania.

Lehigh County police found the body of Whisk Café owner Josh Rubin, 30, in a remote area of South Whitehall Township on Nov. 1.

Twelve hours after they found his remains, two unidentified men used Rubin’s credit cards to make multiple purchases at several stores at the Woodbury Commons Premium Outlets in upstate New York, police said.

Rubin’s death was ruled a homicide, but police are still actively searching for his killer(s). Police believe he was shot and then lit on fire and are asking the public’s assistance in identifying the two men.

Anyone with information should contact Detective Lou Tallarico of the Lehigh County District Attorney’s Homicide Task Force at 610-437-5252.



Time line of disappearance

Josh Rubin, 30, a Kensington resident, disappeared Oct. 31.

Friends and family were concerned because he was diabetic, and also was reportedly diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

Rubin owned Whisk Bakery Cafe in Ditmas Park, where the community papered lampposts with signs to find him and also launched a “Find Josh Rubin” Facebook group.

His body was found on Nov. 1 in rural Pennsylvania by public employees.

Rubin’s body was badly burned and police were only able to identify him on Dec. 21.

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