Deputies looking for suspect in Bagdad vehicle theft

Deputies for the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Department are looking for this suspect who allegedly stole a vehicle May 2 in Bagad. (YCSO/Courtesy)

Deputies for the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Department are looking for this suspect who allegedly stole a vehicle May 2 in Bagad. (YCSO/Courtesy)

Yavapai County Sheriff’s deputies are looking for a man they said tried to burglarize a home, and then stole a vehicle from “Pike’s Place,” south of Bagdad, according to YCSO spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn.

It happened on May 2, when a 63-year-old man reported that a suspect tried to get into his home through a kitchen window just before 5 p.m. When the man confronted the suspect, he ran.

The next day, the victim called the Sheriff’s Office to report that, sometime during the evening, his pickup truck and shotgun were taken from Pike’s Place, where he is a caretaker, D’Evelyn said.

At about 8:45 p.m. on May 3, deputies were told that the truck had been found, abandoned in Kingman.

Deputies learned that the suspect had stopped at the S & G Convenience store in Bagdad before leaving the area on May 2.

The store’s security video had images of a man they believed was the suspect, and the victim confirmed that it was the man he had seen, D’Evelyn said.

The suspect is a male Hispanic, with long hair, a thin build, wearing a black shirt and blue jeans with holes.

Anyone who may know the identity of the man or where he can be found is asked to call the YCSO at 928-771-3260 or make an anonymous tip to Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232., and refer to case number 17-015330.