Suspect sought for credit card theft, burglary in Vista

COAST CITIES — San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department’s Vista Station are asking for assistance from the public in identifying the unknown suspect wanted for using stolen credit cards.
Investigators said that on Nov. 9 between the hours of 6:30 and 8 p.m.., an unknown suspect entered the 24-Hour Fitness, located at 324 Sycamore Ave in Vista, and cut the lock off of a locker. He then stole a credit card from inside a wallet.
At 8:20 p.m., the suspect was caught on surveillance video entering the Target Store, located at 1751 University Drive in Vista, where he made more than $400 in purchases using the stolen credit card. He also used the credit card at a local 7-Eleven.
The suspect is also responsible for breaking into lockers and stealing credit cards from the La Fitness in Vista, San Marcos and the city of San Diego. He has charged an undisclosed amount of money at various businesses around the county.
Suspect DescriptioN: White male adult, between 40 and 60 years old, approximately 5 foot 9 inches to 5 foot 11 inches tall with a medium build and wears glasses.
Anyone with information on the identity and or location of the persons responsible for this crime should call the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. Anonymous e-mail and text messages can be sent in via www.sdcrimestoppers.com.
— Inquiries about the case can be directed to Sheriff’s Detective Debra Haverkost at (760) 940-4912.
— Questions about Crime Stoppers can be directed to Deputy Adriana Uribe at (619) 531-1547 or Officer Jim Johnson at (619) 531-1500.

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