The incident occurred October 26 between 7:30 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. at the LA Fitness located in the 200 block of S. El Camino Real in Encinitas. That’s where the suspect allegedly stole a backpack from a locked locker inside the gym. He then used a key inside the backpack to unlock the victim’s car in the parking lot. The suspect proceeded to steal a wallet from inside the car.
The suspect then used several of the victim’s credit cards to make more than $1,000 in purchases from several businesses in the La Jolla and Midway areas of the City of San Diego.
The suspect is described as a white man in his 40s, standing 6’1″ tall and weighing 185 pounds with brown hair. He was wearing a white baseball cap, light blue polo style shirt, grey jeans, black Nike tennis shoes and a light brown jacket.
The suspect was seen getting out of a newer model, 4-door, white Infinity during one of the stolen credit card purchases.
If you have any information on the suspect, 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: www.sdcrimestoppers.org.