Santa Barbara Police Search for Two Theft Suspects

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Source: Santa Barbara Police Department

The Santa Barbara Police Department Property Crimes Unit is looking for assistance in identifying the following male and female suspects, who individually stole thousands of dollars of merchandise using stolen credit cards. Both suspects targeted purses and wallets that were left unattended indoors or inside vehicles. The suspects proceeded to quickly make large purchases at local retail stores before the credit cards were reported stolen.
 
The Police Department would like to remind the community to lock their vehicles and not leave valuables in plain sight.
 
If you have any information, please contact Detective Kyle Rapp at (805) 897-2331, or make an anonymous tip at (805) 897-2386.

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ParvoPup Oct 08, 2019 10:10 PM
Santa Barbara Police Search for Two Theft Suspects

Now that Cannabis is legal, I can ask questions such as "What if these people, after stealing from the Corporation, then gave their spoils to the poor and homeless in hopes that but a single life of potential could blossom?" Would you hate them then?

Luvaduck Oct 09, 2019 07:33 AM
Santa Barbara Police Search for Two Theft Suspects

Theft is theft. My guess is that these two may be part of a gang that included the UPS-theft woman. There's no reason to postulate any "Robin Hood" intent, and that wouldn't make their actions legal or acceptable in any case.

d8vanilla Oct 08, 2019 03:18 PM
Santa Barbara Police Search for Two Theft Suspects

Looks like he's walking with that guy......gray tight pants, beard, dark skin, white shoes...., holding a cell phone in his right hand..... Or, is that guy a salesperson ???

a-1571480265 Oct 08, 2019 03:03 PM
Santa Barbara Police Search for Two Theft Suspects

Saturday, August 24th - Seriously! Here we are again being asked for our help after 45 days have gone by with no leads. Really! Why is this almost always the case with the SBPD? These folks are long gone, PD people. Unreal & totally inept as far as being too proud to ask for help. No excuses - not even the old "We just received the video form the business" hogwash. No video -then ask the day the crime happened.

Perry Tancredi Oct 09, 2019 02:30 PM
Santa Barbara Police Search for Two Theft Suspects

For what it's worth, I know someone who was a victim of these guys just a week ago and I'm happy that it's being posted even if it's a few weeks after the first theft. It takes people time before victims report, time for the police to work with the merchants to match the purchases with the footage, etc. I'm just happy it's here at all.

a-1571480265 Oct 08, 2019 05:43 PM
Santa Barbara Police Search for Two Theft Suspects

They would have left the date out of this one had it not been for the date stamp on the video. They are a 3rd class outfit when it comes to crime detection.

a-1571480265 Oct 08, 2019 04:25 PM
Santa Barbara Police Search for Two Theft Suspects

@3:34pm: Other police departments often make these kinds of posts here within a week or two. SBPD waits months. I've noticed they've stopped including the date of the crimes in their posts as of late, instead of picking up the pace.

a-1571480265 Oct 08, 2019 04:15 PM
Santa Barbara Police Search for Two Theft Suspects

Very true, Flicka, but they should have posted this video 45 days ago. Our tax dollars in action with amateur hour SBPD detectives. You could have paid SBCC criminology students and they would have these perps 44 days ago.

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