Unknown Suspects Wanted for Identity Theft

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 an unknown suspect wanted for identity theft.  

On August 21, and August 22, 2017, an unknown White male used the victim’s credit card number to make about $900 in unauthorized purchases at the Shell Gas Station located at 5302 Lake Murray Boulevard in La Mesa, the Sarku Japan restaurant in the Fashion Valley Mall, and at the Travel Mart, located at 1201 Hotel Circle South in San Diego.   

Surveillance video from the Shell Gas Station shows the White male suspect getting into the backseat of a white SUV when he left the area. There appeared to be two more people in that vehicle. According to the clerk at the Travel Mart, the suspect was accompanied by a Black male adult during the purchases made at that business. The clerk also said that the White male presented an out of state, pink colored, driver license. Surveillance video from the restaurant, Sarku Japan, confirmed the suspect was with a Black male adult during the transaction. 

The victim never lost her credit card and does not know how her information was compromised. 

Suspect’s Description:

The suspect is described as a White male, 20 to 30 years old, with short brown hair. He was unshaven and was last seen wearing dark sunglasses, a dark “Lucky Brand” t-­shirt, plaid shorts and dark “skater style” shoes.  

Companion’s Description: 

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The companion is described as a Black male adult with short hair and was last seen wearing a pink collared shirt.

Vehicle Description: 

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The vehicle is an unknown make/model white 4­‐door SUV. 

Anyone with information on the identity or location of the suspect 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 Walter Martyn at (619) 956‐4024 or email at walter.martyn@sdsheriff.org.
  • Media inquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to Deputy Adriana Uribe at (619) 531-­1547 or email at adriana.uribe@sdsheriff.org  or Officer Mark Herring at (619) 531‐1500 or email at msherring@pd.sandiego.gov.