Suspect Sought in Cell Phone Thefts

Suspect Sought in Cell Phone Thefts

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a series of cell phone thefts and is looking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect in a month-long crime spree that has totaled $7,000 in losses.

The thefts took place at retailers throughout San Diego County from June 16 to July 17. In all cases reported so far, the suspect entered cell phone retail stores and stole phones from display counters, sometimes cutting the security cords that anchored phones to the counters. The list of six incidents includes the theft of five phones at a Verizon store on Clairemont Mesa Blvd. in San Diego., the theft of two iPhone cell phones at an AT&T Store in Solana Beach, and the theft of an iPhone 6-Plus at a T-Mobile store in Poway.

Another surveillance photo of suspect in action

Another surveillance photo of suspect in action

The suspect is described as a white male between 20 and 35 years old who is about 6-feet tall and weighs between 170 and 180 pounds. In two cases, the suspect was wearing a red baseball hat, a red shirt, and black shorts. In one of the thefts, the suspect was driving a red 2012 Toyota Corolla.

Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information can call the San Diego Sheriff’s Department Poway substation at 858-513-2800 or the Crime Stoppers tip line 888-580-8477.

Suspect Sought in Cell Phone Thefts was last modified: August 7th, 2015 by admin
Categories: San Diego

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