Public's help sought in finding pair accused in North County burglary, identity theft

Posted at 1:40 PM, Nov 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-23 16:44:48-05

ENCINITAS, Calif. - Sheriff's officials Wednesday reached out to the public for help finding two people wanted in connection with a recent burglary and identity theft.

Around 8 a.m. Nov. 10, an unknown suspect broke into a vehicle parked at 2240 Encinitas Blvd. and took the victim's purse, which contained two wallets, a California driver's license, several debit/credit cards and $290 in cash, according to sheriff's officials.

The suspect then used one of the stolen credit cards at a Ross store at 1038 N El Camino Real in Encinitas. A second suspect used one of the stolen cards at Holiday Liquor and Wine, 1717 East Vista Way in Vista.

One suspect was described as about 25 years old with a goatee, standing about 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighing around 240 pounds. The suspect was last seen wearing a white baseball cap, white T-shirt, green jacket, dark-colored shorts, white socks and dark shoes. His vehicle was described as a white Hyundai Sonata.

The second suspect is a man between 35 and 40 years old, standing 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighing around 180 pounds. He has blond hair and was unshaven at the time of the burglary. He was last seen wearing a black T-shirt and sunglasses.

Anyone with information was asked to call the North Coastal Sheriff's Station at (760) 966-3500 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.