Police seek public help in identification of downtown bar, restaurant thief 

According to a recent police incident report, The MPD Burglary Crime Unit is looking to identify a subject pictured here, the suspect in a series of theft and fraud cases in the downtown area in June and July.

The suspect approaches patrons at bars and restaurants and uses a coat to cover the victim’s purse, stealing the purse or wallet from it, and walking out with the coat covering the stolen item. The suspect appears to watch potential victims for a time before moving in and later uses the stolen credit cards.

Anyone with information is encouraged to provide a tip; information can be shared anonymously. Information leading to an arrest may also qualify for a monetary reward.