San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the Rancho San Diego Sheriff’s Station are asking for the public's help to locate an unknown suspect wanted in connection with theft, burglary, and fraud.
On April 1, 2018, between 12:00 – 1:45 p.m., an unknown suspect stole a checkbook from the glovebox of a vehicle that was parked on the 2100 block of Merlyn Place in unincorporated El Cajon. At about 2:00 p.m., the suspect, using someone else’s identification card, attempted to cash one of the stolen checks at the Money Tree, located at 303 North 2nd Street in the City of El Cajon. Money Tree contacted the victim, who confirmed the check was fraudulent. Money Tree refused to cash the check and the suspect left in a Burgundy, four-door, Toyota Avalon.
Description of Suspect:
The suspect is described as a White male between 25 to 35-years-old with short, brown hair. He stands about 5’7” tall and weighs approximately 165 lbs. The suspect was last seen wearing sunglasses, a white shirt, black shorts, and white shoes.
Description of Vehicle:
Burgundy, four-door Toyota Avalon
If you recognize the suspect call the Rancho San Diego Sheriff’s Station at (619) 660-7090 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 Daniel Gutierrez at (619) 660-7038 or Daniel.Gutierrez@sdsheriff.org.
- Media inquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to Deputy Adriana Uribe at (619) 531-1547 or Adriana.Uribe@sdsheriff.org or Officer Mark Herring at (619) 531-1500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.