Gaslamp Area Grand Theft of Oakley Sunglasses

Unknown Suspect Wanted for Gaslamp area Grand Theft;

Suspect Images Captured by Surveillance Camera

Up to $1,000 Reward Offered

 May 24, 2013

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 San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s Central Division are asking for assistance from the public to help identify and locate an unknown suspect wanted for grand theft.

Detectives said on May 4, 2013, at approximately 8:00 p.m., an unknown suspect entered the business of Gaslamp Garage at 301 5th Avenue  in the Gaslamp area of San Diego.  The suspect shoplifted a display case containing 8 pairs of Oakley sunglasses valued at $1,440. The suspect was last seen leaving the store north bound 5th Avenue carrying the display case.  Several images of the suspect were captured by surveillance cameras.

 Suspect Description: 20-25 year old Black male, 5’8”–5’10” tall, medium build with a shaved head. He was wearing a white under-vest, T-shirt, and grey sweat pants.

Anyone with information on this case should call SDPD Central Division Detectives at (619) 744-9500 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 text messages can be sent in via

  • Media inquiries about the case can be directed to Lt. Kevin Mayer at (619) 531-2675.
  • Media inquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to Officer James Johnson at (619) 531-1500 or Deputy Adriana Uribe at (619) 531-1547.

For information leading to an arrest, you could receive up to a $1,000 reward and remain anonymous.  The qualification of any person(s) for the reward and the amount of the reward for any person(s) so qualifying will be determined by San Diego County Crime Stoppers, Inc, in its sole discretion.  The amount of all rewards given shall not exceed $1,000.  Information must be received on the tip line, (888) 580-8477.