Personal Dash Camera Theft – Suspect Identified

Update #1, 03/19/2020:  The lead detective assigned to this case has identified the suspect as Jose Santiago (age 31).  Jose has four active warrants for his arrest.  The charges are for Entering Motor Vehicle (2 counts), Criminal Trespass (1 count), and Criminal Damage to Property 2nd Degree (1 count).  Jose is not currently in custody.  We urge him to turn himself into the Gwinnett County Jail. 

If anyone knows of his whereabouts, we urge them to call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477.

Original, 03/10/2020:  (Duluth, Georgia) A personally-owned dash camera captured a man breaking into and stealing a purse from an SUV in the Duluth area. 

On Sunday, February 16, at about 1:40pm, an unknown male suspect parked his dark-colored Honda near a Ford SUV in the parking lot at 3850 Venture Drive in unincorporated Duluth.  After utilizing a tool to manipulate the lock, the suspect entered the victim’s vehicle and sat in the driver’s seat.  He stole a white purse and its contents.

What the suspect didn’t know was that the entire crime was captured on the personally-owned dash camera mounted in the SUV.  The forward and rear-facing cameras captured the suspect’s vehicle and clear images of the suspect himself.

The lead detective assigned to the case is asking the public to view the photos and/or video and to call in with tips about the suspect’s identity.  The suspect is described as a Hispanic male with a short-trimmed beard and black hair.  He was wearing a grey jacket, grey sweatpants, black and white sneakers, and a blacked-out Atlanta Braves ball cap with a reflective sticker on the bill.

If anyone has any information to share in this case, please contact GCPD detectives at 770-513-5300.  To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit www.stopcrimeATL.com.  Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive a cash reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.  Case Number:  20-014971  

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