Man enters classroom, takes teacher's credit cards

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas
By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

CHANDLER, Ariz. – Chandler police are asking for the public's help identifying a man they say walked into a classroom and stole a teacher's credit cards.

At approximately 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, an unidentified man walked onto the Jacobson Elementary School campus near Queen Creek and Alma School roads and entered an empty classroom.

Detective Seth Tyler with the Chandler Police Department said the man grabbed the teacher's purse and removed several credit cards from her wallet. 

The teacher then walked into the classroom and asked what he was doing there. The suspect replied by asking the victim to direct him to the office. They left the classroom together and the suspect fled on foot through a greenbelt.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 40s with short light-brown hair, approximately 6 feet 5 inches tall and 250 pounds. He was last seen wearing a white Titleist brand baseball cap, a blue short-sleeve polo-style shirt and khaki shorts.

Tyler said the suspect used the stolen credit cards at several nearby businesses, including a Safeway and a CVS. 

Chandler police released photos and surveillance video of the burglary suspect and are asking for the public's assistance identifying him. Anyone with information relating to his identity is asked to call 480-782-4130.