Male suspect wanted for car burglary and identity theft

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the North Coastal Sheriff’s Station are asking for the public’s help to identify and locate a man wanted for using stolen credit cards and two car burglaries.

The car burglaries happened on Friday, May 13. Sometime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., someone broke into a car parked in the 17000 block of Avenida Alondra in Rancho Santa Fe. The car was locked, but the passenger window was slightly open. A gym bag was taken with two credit cards.

Just after 4 p.m., a car can be seen in surveillance video parking next to another car in front of Encinitas Country Day Elementary School in the 3300 block of Manchester Avenue in Encinitas. The window of the victim’s car was open. A purse with a credit card and cash was taken.

Later in the day, the suspect tried to use the credit cards at a business located in the 1500 block of Encinitas Boulevard. Some of the transactions were cancelled, some went through.

The suspect is described as a 30- to 40-year-old white man. He stands 5’9” to 5’11” tall, weighs between 140 to 160 pounds with a shaved head, tan complexion and thin build.

The suspect’s car is described as a 4-door, black, faded Toyota Camry.

Anyone with information on this case should 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 www.sdcrimestoppers.org. — Submitted press release

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