Ventura County church thief using stolen credit cards


Over the past several months, police say the suspect targeted wallets and purses in churches in the Thousand Oaks, Camarillo and Simi Valley areas. Thousand Oaks police say the suspect committed the crimes while parishioners were attending communion and leaving their purses behind.

The suspect's photo was snapped by surveillance cameras at an area target on three occasions, including Feb. 17 and Sept. 29.

The suspect is described as a white male in his early 20s, possibly with blue eyes, about 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall with a thin build. He weighs approximately 160 pounds and has light brown hair.

If you have any information about the identity of this suspect or about the church thefts, you're urged to contact Sgt. Jason Robarts with the Thousand Oaks Police Department at (805) 947-8108.

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