September 2, 2014

El Mustachio The Magician Strikes Again

For those of you who follow our blog, you will remember our July "Name That Thief" post on "El Mustachio The Magician" and his ability to make Bose speakers disappear from Costco.  Here's the original link 

So far he has not been identified.....and he had struck again.  El Mustachio has changed up his appearance a bit and is now a master of disguises.

Help us identify this serial theft suspect.   If this guy tries to sell you any electronics (eBay, Craigslist, etc) they are most likely stolen. 

Here are the original El Mustachio images

El Mustachio returned on July 17th.  He continued with his theme of taking electronics and this time he took a laptop.  In these photos he has lost the hat, but is still has that distinctive mustache.  

Our thief returns on August 21st and has upped the ante on the changes in his appearance.  El Mustachio is now clean shaven and has a lighter tint to his hair.  Make no is the same guy!  The giveaway is that he is sporting those same boots he had on in the original theft. In this case he took another laptop. 

Finally....our master of disguises is spotted by store employees on August 26th trying to take an Xbox.  Realizing he was spotted, he heads for the door when he was confronted by an employee.  Our thief empties some cables from his pockets, puts them on the floor and heads out the door.  Here is a video of him being confronted as he walks past the registers. Our suspect is wearing the blue and black long sleeve checkered flannel.....and it is 85 degrees outside.....Folks....that's a clue!!!  

Help us identify and catch El Mustachio and we'll reward you with a commemorative El Mustachio glass.  We'll even have the Chief sign it for you.   

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Santa Cruz Police Department Investigations Unit (831) 420-5820.  Anonymous tips can also be sent to the police department through our Tip Line (831) 420-5995, or from our Website; .  Tipsters can also submit an anonymous tip via our smartphone app or from an SMS text.  Visit our Website for instructions.