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San Diego County Sheriff's Department
Monday April 23rd, 2018 :: 10:57 a.m. PDT


Theft, Burglary and Fraud Suspect - East County

Investigators from the Rancho San Diego Sheriff’s Station want your help locating a man wanted in connection with theft, burglary, and fraud in the East County.

On April 1st between 12:00 p.m. and 1:45 p.m., someone stole a checkbook from the glove box of a vehicle that was parked in the 2100 block of Merlyn Place in unincorporated El Cajon.

At about 2:00 p.m., the suspect, using someone else’s identification card, attempted to cash one of the stolen checks at the Money Tree located at 303 North 2nd Street in the City of El Cajon. Money Tree contacted the victim, who confirmed the check was fraudulent.

Money Tree refused to cash the check and the suspect left in a Burgundy, four-door, Toyota Avalon.

The suspect, seen in these surveillance photos, is described as a White man between 25 to 35-years-old with short, brown hair. He stands about 5’7” tall and weighs approximately 165 pounds. The suspect was last seen wearing sunglasses, a white shirt, black shorts and white shoes.

If you have any information, 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 emails 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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