Peoria detectives need your help to ID car burglary suspect

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(Source: Peoria Police Department) (Source: Peoria Police Department)
(Source: Peoria Police Department) (Source: Peoria Police Department)

The Peoria Police Department is looking for help identifying the suspect who stole a purse from a car parked in a lot near 96th and Peoria avenues. The burglary occurred around 5:40 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13. It took the suspect less than two minutes to steal the purse and drive away.

Surveillance video showed the suspect and a driver waiting down the street for the victim to get out of her car to go into a day care to pick up her child. The suspect and driver pulled up behind the victim’s car and then checked to make sure nobody was in the parking lot.

The suspect then got out of the car, smashed the victim's passenger side window, stole her purse, and got back into the car, which was last seen heading south on 96th Avenue toward Peoria Avenue.

The suspect appears to be a white or light-skinned Hispanic man, somewhere between 16 and 25 years old. The man was last seen wearing a dark shirt, dark pants and a black-and-red baseball hat with the Arizona flag logo on the front.

The suspect vehicle appears to be a four-door, white Acura with chrome-colored rims and a sunroof.

Anyone who recognizes the suspect, the suspect's vehicle or has any information regarding the incident is encouraged to call Detective Hebard of the Peoria Police Department’s Property Crimes Unit at 623-773-8311 or Silent Witness at 480- 948-6377.

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