Mercer Island police searching for thief suspect

The thief was caught on the victim’s surveillance camera.

  • Monday, March 12, 2018 12:34pm
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A video surveillance image of the thief who attempted to steal a fraudulent credit card. Photo courtesy of Mercer Island police

A video surveillance image of the thief who attempted to steal a fraudulent credit card. Photo courtesy of Mercer Island police

Mercer Island police are asking for the public’s help to identify a thief who showed up to a home on Feb. 27 within 10 minutes of the homeowner receiving a package with a new credit card that they did not order.

Mercer Island police believe the suspect used the person’s stolen identity to order the fraudulent card, and then was alerted to the delivery via his phone and showed up at the victims house to retrieve the package.

Police said luckily the homeowner had already accepted the package and called police after seeing him on the surveillance video. Although it was reported that the suspect came back a few days later, that report was false, according to police.

Mercer Island detectives are looking for this suspect for identity theft, theft of mail and trespassing. This story was presented to Crime Stoppers who are offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 if an individual can identify this suspect and the information leads to his arrest. Call the hot line at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or use the P3 Tips App on your smart phone. (It is anonymous – Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound Washington’s Most Wanted).

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