• BREAKING NEWS ABC shows live and on-demand -- Download the WATCH ABC app!

Commercial burglary suspect posed as fire/police personnel

A man thought to have posed as police or fire personnel was arrested for commercial burglary Tuesday.

June 9, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A commercial burglary suspect thought to have posed as fire or police personnel was arrested Tuesday, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department

The suspect is believed responsible for several thefts at Apple Valley, Hesperia, Victorville Target stores and the Victorville Wal-Mart.

The suspect was captured on surveillance video at least four times. The suspect can be seen wearing official-looking clothing, appearing as fire department personnel or a plainclothes detective with handcuffs and badge on hip, according to the department.

The thefts began as far back as January.

The suspect's vehicle, described as similar to an unmarked police car, was spotted by a sheriff's deputy on June 7 at about 3:45 p.m. in the city of Victorville near La Paz Dr. and 7th St.

The vehicle was also captured on surveillance video related to the commercial thefts. The deputy recognized the vehicle and pulled the suspect over.

Some stolen property was found in the vehicle, as well as some of the clothing seen on video.

Hesperia resident Christopher Fulton, 31, was arrested and booked at Victor Valley Jail on multiple charges of commercial burglary, according to the department.

Authorities released photos of the suspect to the public, thinking the suspect may be responsible for other retail thefts.

Anyone with information related to the suspect should contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Dept. at (909) 387-8313.

Load Comments