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Suspect Wanted for Burglary and Credit Card Fraud

Encinitas CA— San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the North Coastal Sheriff’s Station are asking for the public’s help to identify and locate an unknown suspect wanted in connection with a burglary and credit card fraud case in Encinitas.

On October 26, 2017 between 7:30 p.m. and 8:15 p.m., a suspect stole a backpack from a locked locker inside the LA Fitness located 201 S. El Camino Real in Encinitas. The suspect used a key inside of the backpack to unlock the victim’s vehicle, which was in the parking lot. The suspect then stole a wallet from inside the vehicle.

The suspect used multiple credit cards that were inside the victim’s wallet at several different retail businesses and convenience stores in the La Jolla and Midway areas of San Diego. The stolen credit card purchases totaled more than $1,000.

Suspect and Vehicle Description:

The suspect is described as a White male in his 40’s, standing 6’1” tall and weighing 185 pounds with brown hair. The suspect was wearing a white baseball cap, light blue polo style shirt, gray jeans, black Nike tennis shoes, and a light brown colored jacket (in some of the photos).

The suspect was seen getting out of a newer model, 4-door, white colored Infinity during one of the stolen credit card transactions.

If you recognize the suspect or have information about this crime, call the North Coastal Sheriff’s Station at (760) 966-3500 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. Anonymous email and mobile app messages can be sent in via www.sdcrimestoppers.org.

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