Ventura Police Department Seeks to Identify Target Store Thief on December 12, 2011

From the Ventura Police Department

Can you help identify this individual? On December 12, 2011 at 11:15 p.m. the suspect entered Target (4200 E. Main St. Ventura) and selected a hammer and a clear storage bin. The suspect then used the hammer to smash the iPod case and loaded the storage bin with 21 iPods. The individual then ran out of the store via the fire exit with the stolen merchandise. The total loss is estimated at $3,865.

The suspect is believed to be a man dressed as a woman wearing a dark brown wig.
The attached surveillance photos are actually from the Oxnard Target on the same date but taken just a few minutes prior to the theft at the Target in Ventura. At the Oxnard Target store the suspect had filled a bin full of merchandise but was then was contacted by Target employees and subsequently fled the store leaving all the merchandise behind. No vehicle description from either incident is reported.

Should you have any information you are asked to contact Detective Corporal Matt Cain at 805.339.4488 or you can make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.TIPS. If your information leads to an arrest you could receive a cash reward of up to $1,000.