Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying a petty theft suspect who reportedly stole from an after-hours deposit drop box at a bank in Valencia.
The incident reportedly occurred on Thursday, July 1, when the man approached the drop box at Pacific Western Bank, located at 25350 Magic Mountain Parkway, according to a Nixle alert released by the Sheriff’s Department.
The suspect then allegedly used a makeshift fishing rod mechanism to obtain a security deposit bag containing $700 from inside the drop box, according to Sgt. Brian Shreves.
Detectives only have grainy video footage of the incident, so they are asking the public to help identify the man pictured, Shreves said.
This is the first incident of the sort and is not seen as part of a chain of events, according to Shreves.
Anyone with information can contact Detective Munoz of the SCV Sheriff’s Station at 661-255-1121 ext. 5139.
If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website lacrimestoppers.org, and refer to file No. 921-07694-0621-389.