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Detectives Seek Help in ID'ing Debit Card Theft Suspect

The suspect used a woman's debit card to withdraw more than $1,200 from ATMs in Cerritos and Norwalk.

Sheriff's detectives are asking for the public's help in identifying a man who used a stolen debit card to withdraw more than $1,200 at various Wells Fargo ATM machines in Cerritos and Norwalk.

The suspect is Hispanic, age 25 to 30, weighs between 190 and 200 lbs, and has an 8 to 10-inch scar on his right elbow. He was caught on bank surveillance cameras wearing a dark colored baseball hat and light colored shirt, according to Norwalk Sheriff's Station detectives. (See suspect photo in image carousel.)

He "used the victim's ATM debit card, with her pin number, and obtained a total of $1,260.00," according to a department statement. "The victim does not recognize the suspect and does not know how he obtained her pin number."

The Wells Fargo ATM withdrawals were made at:

  • 18712 S. Gridley Rd. in Cerritos at 1:45 p.m. on June 22; and
  • 12521 1/2 Alondra Blvd. in Norwalk at 6:29 p.m. on June 26.

Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to call the Norwalk Sheriff’s Station at (562) 466-5434. Tipsters can also contact sheriff's Detective Jaquez at hvjaquez@lasd.org -- please refer to file number 912-09094-0456-112. 

If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you can call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website ttp://lacrimestoppers.org.

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