November 25, 2014

Pre-Holiday Edition of "Name That Thief"

It is time for our pre-holiday edition of Name That Thief.  In this round, you will have two opportunities to…. say it with me…….Name – That – Thief. 

Case #14S-09631
In our first case, we see how quickly a suspect can get into an unlocked car and steal things….even with good lighting and video cameras.  In giving advice to the community, time and again we remind everyone to (1) Lock Your Doors, (2) Don’t Leave Valuables Out In The Open. Here is video #1

This suspect enters this unlocked truck and takes an iPod and pocket knife in just about 2 minutes time.  The theft happened on Thursday November 20th around 5:30 PM in the 100 block of Mission Street. 

In video #2 our suspect heads out of the truck, and you can see his “lookout” wingman enter the picture momentarily.  Here is video #2:

Both look to be white males in their late teens or early twenties.  If you recognize them, send us a tip using the info at the bottom of this post. 

Case #14S-09598
In our second case, this suspect steals a couple of pairs of socks from CVS by stuffing them down the front of his pants and walking out the store.  This event happened on Wednesday November 19th around 8:50 PM.  Here is our suspect.... pre-sock stuffing

With the holidays looming, this kind of behavior is sure to get our suspects on the legendary “Naughty List.  Help us catch them to increase your chances of being on the “Nice List”. 

Have a great Thanksgiving!!!

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.