Man suspected in North County burglaries sought

Posted at 1:17 PM, Jul 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-06 16:17:37-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The San Diego County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help in identifying a man suspected in two office burglaries in the North County.

Sheriff's officials said on May 11, a man wearing gloves broke into a dermatology clinic in the 400 block of North El Camino Real in Encinitas and stole $90. According to sheriff's officials, "a laptop containing the credit card information of patients may have been compromised" in the case.

Two days later, sheriff's officials said the same man returned to the office building and was captured on surveillance camera "casing a closed business through a glass window."

The man is also wanted in a Carlsbad office burglary on May 19 in which a company credit card was taken and used in San Diego, Orange County and Las Vegas, sheriff's officials said.

The suspected burglar is white, between 50 and 65 years old and weighs 200 to 230 pounds. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, light-colored shorts, a black belt, white socks, dark shoes and a baseball cap. Sheriff's officials said the man was also wearing a wristwatch on his right hand.

Anyone with information on these cases is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477. Tipsters could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest.