Video shows thief stealing from Mervyns

Police are hoping someone in the community will recognize a man they say stole a television and jewelry from Mervyns in February.

Detective Dena Lacy said store surveillance video captured the unidentified thief stealing from the clothing store on South Carson Street on at least two occasions in February.

On the first day, the man is seen wearing a white baseball cap and looking at a flat screen monitor at the cash register in the housewares department. The next portion of the surveillance shows the man walking out the front doors of the store with the monitor under his arm.

On the second day, the mustached man, who appears to be in his early 30s, is walking around the jewelry counter. A store employee is able to follow him throughout the store and into the parking lot using remote cameras.

The cameras follow the man as he wanders seemingly aimlessly around the parking lot, until a woman pulls up in a bright blue Neon or similar-shaped sedan. At one point in the parking lot, the man appears to put on a necklace that is believed to have been stolen from the store.

Anyone with information on the identity of this man is asked to call Lacy at 887-2020 ext. 41406.

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• Contact reporter F.T. Norton at or 881-1213.


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