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Source:  San Diego Sheriff's Department

February 8, 2019 (Santee) - San Diego County Crime Stoppers along with investigators from the Santee Sheriff's Station are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating an unknown suspect who stole a purse from an unlocked vehicle and used stolen credits cards to make purchases at various stores in Santee.

On January 21, 2019, an unknown suspect entered an unlocked vehicle that was parked at the 24 Hour Fitness in Santee. The suspect stole a purse from the vehicle that contained a wallet with credit cards, an iPhone 6, cash and other miscellaneous items. The suspect later used the stolen credit cards at Game Stop, Lowe's and Best Buy in Santee. The total charged on the credit cards was about $7,000.

Suspect’s Description:

The suspect is described as a 35 to 45-year-old White male with a medium build, standing about 5’8” tall and weighing approximately 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black hat, dirty white t-shirt, tan pants and a dark blue plaid jacket.

Anyone with information on the identity or location of the suspect is asked to call the Santee Sheriff's 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. Visit the Crime Stoppers website at for more information on how to send anonymous web and mobile app tips.

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A purse stolen

I'm going old school and it was a Ladies purse, female. The stores now adays never ask for id anymore. This use to be common practice......the stores in the end take the loss, rightfully so for not checking the card and name.....a Ladies name on the card and a male using it. Alarm's????


Hopefully this criminal gets caught soon, and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law!