Feb. 4, 2013 - Police warn business owners about suspect who short changes clerks
Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2013
Police warn business owners about suspect who short changes clerks
Boulder police are warning businesses and banks to be on the lookout for a male who has tricked a business clerk and a bank teller into giving him more change than he is due.
The suspect has been reported twice; once on Dec. 3, 2012 at a local bank and again on Feb. 2, 2013 at a downtown business. The suspect approached clerks and asked for change. He somehow distracted them and switched out higher denomination bills for smaller ones, telling the clerks they had made a mistake. The clerks, believing they had made a mistake, recounted the money correctly and unknowingly gave the suspect extra cash.
The man is described as a white or Hispanic male in his thirties or forties, with black or brown hair. In the first incident at the bank, he was wearing baseball cap that was white in the back and red in the front. It’s unknown what kind of clothes he was wearing in the second incident, but police believe the same man is involved in both cases.
Police remind businesses to be alert and to contact police if someone seems suspicious or if an interaction makes them uncomfortable.
The case numbers are 12-16414 and 13-1450.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Boulder Police Department’s Tip Line at 303-441-1974. Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-444-3776. Tips can also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at www.crimeshurt.com. Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 February 2013 12:43