Identity Theft Suspect Up to $1,000 Reward Offered

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the North Coastal Sheriff’s Station are asking for the public's help to locate an unknown suspect wanted in connection with stolen credit cards and identity theft that occurred in Solana Beach.

On February 22, 2017, between 2:55 p.m. and 3:20 p.m., an unknown suspect took $150 in cash and four credit cards from a wallet that was inside of a purse in an unlocked vehicle.  The owner of the vehicle parked her car at St. John’s Academy, located at 623 S. Nardo Ave., in Solana Beach. She returned to her car at about 3:20, went to get something from her wallet, and noticed that the items were missing.  

On February 22, 2017, between 3:30 p.m. and 3:35 p.m. the suspect used one of the victim’s credit cards and purchased about $4500 in gift cards and miscellaneous items at the Target, located at 8251 Mira Mesa Blvd. in San Diego.

Suspect Description:

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, about 35-years-old, standing 5’8” tall.  He was last seen wearing what appears to be automotive “mechanic” style attire.  He had a blue baseball cap with a yellow logo, black jacket, light blue button-down shirt, blue khaki pants and dark gray work boots.

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The Sheriff's Department would like to remind the public to lock their cars to avoid becoming the victim of a crime.  Watch our Lock It or Lose It video:  https://vimeo.com/158533316

If you recognize the suspect 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 text messages can be sent in via www.sdcrimestoppers.org .