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San Diego County Sheriff's Department
Thursday October 5th, 2017 :: 12:16 p.m. PDT


WANTED: Identity Theft Suspect

Investigators with the Santee Sheriff's Station want your help in identifying and locating a man suspected of identity theft.

On August 21st and 22nd, the suspect used the victim's credit card number to make about $900 worth of unauthorized purchases at the following businesses:

*Shell Gas Station, 5302 Lake Murray Boulevard, La Mesa
*Sarku Japan Restaurant, Fashion Valley Mall
*Travel Mart, 1201 Hotel Circle South, San Diego

The victim from Santee says she never lost her credit card and doesn't know how her personal information was stolen.

The suspect (seen in photo #1) is described as a white man between 20 and 30 years old with short brown hair. He was unshaven. The suspect was last seen wearing dark sunglasses, a dark "Lucky Brand" t-shirt, plaid shorts and dark "skater style" shoes.

The clerk at the Travel Mart says the suspect presented a pink out of state driver license.

The same clerk says the suspect was accompanied by a black man (seen in photo #2) with short hair and a pink collared shirt. This man was also seen with the suspect at the Sarku Japan restaurant.

Surveillance video from the Shell Gas Station shows the suspect getting into the back seat of an unknown make/model white, four-door SUV (seen in photo #3). There may have been two other people inside the vehicle.

Anyone with information on the identity or location of the suspect and his companion is asked to 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.

Information on how to send anonymous e-mails and mobile app tips can be found on our website

San Diego County Sheriff's Department
9621 Ridgehaven Ct
San Diego, CA 92123

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