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Published on June 21, 2024
Escondido Police Seek Help in Identifying Suspects in $7,000 Grand Theft and Fraud SpreeSource: Escondido Police Department

In a straightforward request for public aid, the Escondido Police Department is calling upon the community's assistance to identify two suspects involved in a recent spree of grand theft and fraud. The crime took place at the Home Goods store on W. Valley Parkway in Escondido, according to the Escondido Police Department.

The duo in question, unidentifiable as of yet, lifted a wallet from a shopper's purse seamlessly as she browsed through the aisles on May 18th. Using the stolen credit cards, the suspects went on a shopping spree at the North County Mall, Target, and TJ Maxx, charging nearly $7,000 in unauthorized purchases under the victim's name. Surveillance cameras captured the images of the suspects, which have been shared by the Escondido Police Department.

The authorities believe this is not an isolated incident and suspect that the pair might be behind other similar thefts in the area. Detective Shauna Grisler of the Escondido Police Department is leading the investigation and has encouraged anyone with information about the identity of these individuals to make contact. "If you have any information regarding the identity of these two suspects, please contact Detective Shauna Grisler at [email protected] or 760-839-4774", as shared by the Escondido Police Department.