Six-time theft suspect sought by police

The Fort Wayne Police Department has asked for the public's assistance in identifying a theft suspect captured in a surveillance photograph. This suspect and an accomplice are responsible for the theft of thousands of dollars worth of clothing items from Macy's department store in Glenbrook Mall over the last several months, police said. (Photo courtesy the Fort Wayne Police Department)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Fort Wayne police have asked for the public’s help to identify a man they say stole thousands of dollars worth of designer clothes from a Macy’s in six different visits.

Police were called to the Macy’s store at Glenbrook Mall on Tuesday on a report of a theft of clothing. There, store loss prevention associates told police a man had walked in and gathered 13 items of clothing – some $1,000 worth – and ran out of the store and into a Pontiac Grand Am or Grand Prix, according to a police report. The associates said the suspect tried to run them down as he fled, the report said.

The associates said the suspect is one they have been looking for for months, accused of similar heists over the last eight months.

Police believe the same suspect and an accomplice were behind similar thefts of clothing from Macy’s on Sept. 6, May 11, March 18, March 9 and Feb. 12 in which the suspect and the accomplice commonly piled stacks of designer brand polo shirts and other high-dollar items and walked out of the store, according to reports provided by the police department Tuesday.

All told, the suspect and an accomplice allegedly stole more than $5,600 worth of clothing from the anchor department store over six different visits, the reports showed.

Anyone with any information on the suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 436-STOP (436-7867).

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