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March 14, 2023 (San Diego) -- Investigators from the Santee Sheriff’s Station and Crime Stoppers want your help in identifying and locating two suspects involved in a series of vehicle burglaries throughout San Diego County.

Since October 2021, the man and woman seen in these photos have been involved in numerous vehicle break-ins across the county. The suspects targeted vehicles where victims were gathered for large events, such as a cemetery for a funeral and community parks where families were attending youth sporting events. While the victims were away from their vehicles, the suspects broke into them and stole valuables. The last reported incident was in February in Santee.

Following the vehicle burglaries, the suspects used the victims’ stolen credit cards at local stores. In one incident, the suspects purchased more than $8,000 worth of merchandise.

Suspect #1 is described as a Hispanic man between 40 and 50-years-old, standing 5’ 10” tall with a heavy build and a goatee. He has full sleeve tattoos, hand tattoos and neck tattoos. On multiple occasions, this suspect was seen wearing a black-and-white striped hooded sweatshirt and dark pants with black-and-white Adidas tennis shoes.

Suspect #2 is described as a Hispanic woman between 30 and 40-years-old, standing 5’ 6” tall with a heavy build and long black hair.

The suspects' vehicle is described as a white 2011-2014 Chevrolet Silverado with an extended cab and a black bed cover. 

If you have any information about these incidents, call the Santee Sheriff's Station at (619) 956-4000.

You can also call 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.  Please visit for information on how to send a web or mobile app tips. 









































































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