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 a burglary and identity theft that occurred in Encinitas on Oct. 3.
At about 7:30 a.m. that morning, an unknown suspect broke into a Hyundai Elantra that was parked at the Encinitas Ranch Town Center, located at 1068 N. El Camino Real. The suspect stole a purse, which contained the victim’s social security card, driver license and credit card, from inside the vehicle.
The suspect later used the stolen credit card to make several purchases at the Shell gas station, located at 865 Orpheus Avenue. The credit card was eventually declined and the suspect fled in a van with two females.
The suspect is described as a white male between 25 and 30-years-old, standing 5-foot-8 and weighing about 145 pounds. He has blond hair and was wearing a black baseball-style cap with “Hard Luck” in white letters, a black t-shirt with three words outlined in red, two of the words were “built” and “for.” He had white plaid shorts and black flip flops. The suspect has a large intricate tattoo on his lower left arm.
The female suspects were describes as being white.
To view surveillance video of the suspect visit https://spaces.hightail.com/space/mC1iK.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to 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 sdcrimestoppers.org.
— Submitted press release