UPDATE: As of 9/16/23, the male suspect has been identified, and as of 9/15/23, the blonde female accomplice has been identified.
Today, investigators from the Utah Attorney General’s Office Crimes Against Statewide Economy (C.A.S.E.) Strike Force/Organized Retail Theft Unit is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects responsible for thefts at six retail stores in cities throughout Salt Lake, Davis, and Utah Counties.
The suspects typically enter businesses posing as shoppers, seeking expensive athletic wear, clothing, and other apparel. They stack numerous items into a shopping cart and leave the store without paying for the merchandise. So far, the two suspects are tied to thefts totaling at least $5,000.00 in property losses.
The C.A.S.E. Strike Force is asking for tips to identify a muscular African-American man in his 30s, often seen wearing a baseball cap. He has been accompanied by Caucasian female accomplices. At least three different companion females have been identified at various locations. The suspect and his companions were seen in a white SUV with unknown license plates.
Anyone with information on the suspects and similar thefts can confidentially contact Agent Steve Jensen, C.A.S.E. Strike Force Division, at (385) 977-9398.