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And Yet Another Suspected Identity Snatcher & Thief Caught on Camera in Petaluma

Petaluma Target security photo from Feb. 21.  Photo: PPD.
Petaluma Target security photo from Feb. 21. Photo: PPD.
The Petaluma Police Department has released a store's security-camera image of a man suspected of stealing a wallet from a car and then going shopping using the victim's credit cards.

Officers were called Feb. 21 to a reported wallet theft from a vehicles in the Plaza Shopping Center. The car's owner spotted a man in his vehicle, then got to his vehicle and realized his wallet was stolen, police said.

On that same day one of the victim's stolen credit card was used to purchase an Apple Ipad and Apple headphones at Target in Petaluma, police said.

Target security provided a surveillance-camera image of the suspected fraudulent shopper, and the man in the photo matches the description of the suspect seen inside the victim's vehicle when the original theft occurred, police said.

If you know the adult male in the photograph, or can help investigators identify him, please call Petaluma Police at 707.778.4373 or send an anonymous tip through Nixle.

A similar incident was reported March 19, of a man allegedly stealing credit cards from a local gym and shopping for Apple products at Target. That story and the Target security-camera shot is here.
TRUST NOT BIG BANKS March 29, 2014 at 05:28 PM
You will be caught!
Lou Judson March 30, 2014 at 11:44 AM
That is wallet and credit card theft, not "identity theft" which happens in computers.
Concerned Citizen March 30, 2014 at 12:53 PM
Lou correct. Identity theft is way more insidious. those that destroy other peoples lives should be made to make their victims whole. It is time for a little practical "eye for an eye" justice. Imagine when they find out it will take 10 years at minimum wage on a road gang or whatever else criminals should be doing to pay society back for their misdeeds instead of being released early for overcrowding bcause there are no real consequences for breaking the law.
Jerome J Ghigliotti Jr March 30, 2014 at 06:12 PM
Is it really a criminal offense if someone is so stupid as to leave their wallet in their car? We do have pockets in clothing now. I did not read anything about the car window being broken either.

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