Up to $1,000 Reward Offered
San Diego County Crime Stoppers along with investigators from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department’s Santee Station are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating three unknown suspects wanted for burglary and grand theft.
On October 25, 2017, three unknown Black men entered the Walmart, located at 170 Town Center Parkway in Santee, and selected 8 Visa gift cards. The men requested that each gift card be activated with $500.00. One of the men distracted the cashier by asking for cigarettes. When the cashier left her register to get the cigarettes another suspect reached around the register and pushed a key that loaded each of the cards with the $500.00. The third man grabbed the Walmart bag containing the gift cards and other merchandise. All three men exited the store without paying for any of the items. The total loss was estimated at about $4,065.00.
All three suspects were last seen leaving the store parking lot in an older model Ford Crown Victoria with no license plates. The car had a white front left fender and purple tinted windows.
Description of Suspects:
Suspect #1 is described as a Black male, in his 20s, and was last seen wearing a white Adidas shirt, black shorts, white socks, and sandals.
Suspect #2 is described as a Black male, in the 20s, and was last seen wearing a white Adidas shirt, black pants, and white shoes.
Suspect #3 is described as a Black male, in his 20s and was last seen wearing a white Nike shirt, black shorts, white socks, and sandals.
The vehicle is an older model Ford Crown Victoria, with a white front left fender and purple tinted windows. It did not have any license plates.
Anyone with information on the identity or location of the suspects or their vehicle is asked to call the Sheriff’s Santee Station at (619) 956-4000 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. Information on how to send anonymous emails and mobile app tips can be found on our website www.sdcrimestoppers.org.
- Media inquiries about this case can be directed to Detective Chris Katra at (619) 956-4057 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Media inquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to Deputy Adriana Uribe at (619) 531-1547 or email at email@example.com or Officer Mark Herring at (619) 531-1500 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org