Reward offered for identity theft suspect in Encinitas

He allegedly stole car, surfboards, iPad
Posted at 1:28 PM, Dec 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-07 16:44:18-05

ENCINITAS, Calif. — San Diego Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help in identifying an identity theft suspect who stole a Kia rental car on Monday morning. 

The man is suspected of stealing the car across from the San Elijo campground around 11:30 a.m. It was found a short time later but many belongings were missing including two surfboards, an iPad, $500 and the victim's wallet with credit cards, which the suspect used to fraudulently charge about $3,000 at multiple locations nearby. 

The suspect is described as a white male between the ages of 35-45 years old, standing 6'0" tall and weighing about 180 pounds. He was wearing camouflage clothing and only had one flip-flop on his feet. He walked with a limp. 

He was last seen driving a blue Hyundai Tucson with yellow paper plates. 

If you have information that may lead to the arrest of this individual, please contact the North Coastal Sheriff's Station at 760-966-3500 or the San Diego County Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 888-580-8477. You can also send anonymous email and/or text messages at the Crime Stoppers website. The reward amount is up to $1,000.