YCSO asking public’s help in identifying suspect of burglary, credit card fraud
At 8:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 10, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) was contacted by a victim of a burglary who reported his vehicle’s window had been broken and items, including a credit card, were stolen, according to a news release.
The victims were hiking in the vicinity of Thumb Butte for approximately 1.5 hours before returning to find their vehicle had been burglarized in the trailhead parking lot. The credit card was later used to make purchases amounting to over $2,000, which led deputies to a Home Depot in Frontier Village in Prescott.
From the Home Depot, YCSO deputies were able to pull surveillance footage on Sept. 25 that showed the suspect wearing all black: black pants, black long-sleeved sweatshirt, black shoes, black baseball cap, aqua blue framed sunglasses on his collar and a black face covering.
The suspect’s nationality wasn’t easily discernable from the footage. However deputies believe he may be either a tanned white male or Hispanic male. His height and weight are estimated to be approximately 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-10 and 165 to 185 pounds. The suspect may be driving a 2000+ year model red crew cab truck, possibly a Nissan Frontier.
YCSO believes this suspect has a well-established method to his thievery and may have committed similar crimes. YCSO is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect.
If you think you may have been a victim of this suspect, or if you have any information that may help deputies, please call the YCSO non-emergency at 928-771-3260.
YCSO stated in the news release that it urges eveyone to please keep a lookout for the suspect and to keep their valuables either with them or if left in their vehicle, in an inconspicuous place.
For more information about the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, please visit ycsoaz.gov.
Information provided by the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office.