Corona police seek suspect in vehicle theft

Corona police today sought public help in a stolen car case by releasing a video of the suspected thief.

The man allegedly stole a vehicle on Aug. 8 from a residence in the 2900 block of Breezy Meadow Circle.

According to Corona police Sgt. Kim Velasco, the suspect walked into the victim’s open garage in the middle of the afternoon and drove away in her sedan, which was later found at The Crossings shopping center on Tuscany Street, about a mile away.

The victim’s pocketbook had been left in the car, and the thief used one of her credit cards at the mall to purchase several items, Velasco said.

Security surveillance video showed the suspect entering and leaving a store. The man is Hispanic, in his early to mid 20s, bald, about 5-foot-5, wearing a long gray T-shirt, brown knee-length khaki shorts and black shoes.

Anyone with information was urged to call the Corona Police Department at (951) 736-2330, ext. 3.

The surveillance video recording can be viewed at https://vimeo.com/103360636 .

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