Corpus Christi Police Detectives have released camera surveillance images of a suspect that they believe stole several power tools from three different Home Depot Stores in Corpus Christi. The theft struck in a period of just 4 days at 3 separate Home Depot locations.
The first theft occurred on June 19 at about 12:45 P.M. at the Home Depot located at 5041 South Padre Island Drive. Employees told Corpus Christi Police that a man walked into the store and removed a Makita Drill and bit set valued at $279 before walking out of the store without paying for the merchandise.
The second theft occurred on June 20 at about 2:55 P.M. at the Home Depot located at 4038 South Port Avenue. Employees told Corpus Christi Police that a man walked into the store and removed a Milwaukee brand hammer and impact combination kit valued at $798 before again walking out of the store without paying for the merchandise.
The final theft occurred on June 22 at 3 P.M. at the Home Depot located at 13202 Leopard Street. Employees told Corpus Christi Police that a man walked into the store and removed a Milwaukee drill kit valued at $399 and as he had done before, walked out of the store without paying for the merchandise.
When Detectives reviewed surveillance video they determined that all three thefts appear to be committed by the same suspect. The suspect is a Hispanic male, between 40 and 50 years of age.
He was wearing a light colored long sleeve button down shirt, blue jeans and light colored tennis shoes in all three thefts. He is seen wearing a cap in the theft that occurred at the Leopard Street Home Depot.
The same suspect vehicle was used in all the three thefts and is reported to be a Blue Kia Rio. At this time no arrest has been made.
The suspect in this case has not been identified and Detectives need your help in solving this crime. Anyone with information about this case should call the Corpus Christi Police Criminal Investigations Division at 886-2840. Anyone who would like to keep their identity secret and provide information to the Detectives should call Crime Stoppers at 888-8477.