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Catch A Thief 12/12/12
updated: Dec 12, 2012, 10:44 AM

Source: Santa Barbara Police Department

The subject depicted in the attached surveillance photographs used a stolen credit card in a small jewelry store in downtown Santa Barbara on October 30, 2012.

If you recognize this person please contact Detective Sergeant Dan McGrew at (805) 897-2330 / dmcgrew@sbpd.com, Detective John Ingram at (805) 897-2331 / jingram@sbpd.com, or call anonymously to (805) 897-2386.

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 COMMENT 353258 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-12 10:52 AM

He was really lucky the employee didn't ask for picture I.D. Bet they do now.


 COMMENT 353259 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-12 10:55 AM

I wonder what he was thinking as he looked directly into that camera?


 COMMENT 353264 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-12 11:14 AM

That is one of the recent hard working Panga visitors compliments of the Sinaloa Cartel business development division.


 COMMENT 353270P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-12 11:23 AM

October 30? October frickin' THIRTIETH??

Wow, SBPD, what's the rush? You really think this dude is still around? Maybe if this picture had posted, say, oh I don't know...maybe a day or so after the crime occurred, you might have had a better chance of someone seeing him around.


 COMMENT 353275 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-12 11:31 AM

I agree with 270P... what a joke the SBPD is.


 COMMENT 353289 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-12 11:53 AM

270P. You're making the assumption that the person whom this CC belongs to noticed that their credit card was used right away. If this was a card that wasn't used often, why would the owner suspect anything was wrong or even the card was missing until the billing statement arrived 30 days later.


 COMMENT 353311P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-12 12:20 PM

Agreed, 270P. 289 your argument is valid too, but it seems to be the norm that these posts are made months and months after the fact. I find it hard to believe every single incident goes undiscovered for months.


 COMMENT 353382 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-12 02:55 PM

I can't identify him either, but I thought the pattern on his shirt was funny for someone who's breaking the law. I remember that pattern from old cartoons of people in prison.


 COMMENT 353401 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-12 03:40 PM

I think maybe part of the reason these pictures are released later than it seems practical is a combination of the lag in reporting time AND the fact that the police are conducting a criminal investigation in which giving a picture to the public is the LAST resort after their investigation proves fruitless.

I wouldn't criticize as much as try to understand, but that's just me.


 COMMENT 353433 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-12 05:25 PM

@401 Well said ...


 COMMENT 353568 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-13 08:21 AM

The next time you use that card buy a new shirt!


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