ADELANTO – Several South Adelanto residents discovered that an unknown armed suspect entered their vehicles stealing property on the night of Saturday, May 20, 2017.
At around 11:50 p.m. an unknown black male went from driveway to driveway pulling on handles looking for those left unlocked. The vehicle burglaries were noticed and reported to authorities until Sunday afternoon. One resident living on Marshall Road was able to capture the suspect on surveillance footage. Neighbors said although the incident was reported before 2:00 p.m., as of 9:20 p.m. on Sunday night, deputies are yet to take the report.
The suspect went from the 11700 block of Marshall Road and through the west side of the street on the 15400 block of Ross Drive continuing to tug at door handles as he walked down the street armed with what appeared to be a shotgun. In recent weeks residents reported that their once quiet and low-crime area has been inundated with mailbox break-ins and even a recent vehicle theft.
The suspect is described to be a black male, around 5’9”-5’11”, 160-180 pounds and around 18-25-years-old. The unknown male suspect rummaged through unlocked vehicles for items consistent with identity theft; including mail, insurance paperwork, registration paperwork, and medications. There was also a check inside one of the vehicles that was within the paperwork stolen. One resident noticed that these items and two prescription medications were stolen from their vehicle, but other items of high value were clearly touched but left inside of the vehicle.
The suspect slowly looked through the inside of each vehicle that he gained access to, carefully selecting the items he was seeking and then moving on to the next vehicle. Residents are urged to call (760) 956-5001 or 911 to report any suspicious activities and/or if they recognize the suspect who is believed to live in near the area.
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