Suspect Sought in Alleged String of Bay Area Office Thefts, Police Release Suspect Photo


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Update: Suspect Jerry Matheny Shot and Killed By Menlo Park Police During a Burglary.

Police are searching for a suspect in a series of office burglaries in Burlingame, San Mateo and Palo Alto who has been posing as an I.T. or construction worker. The suspect carries a laminated badge or ID card that he wears on a lanyard or clips to his clothes in order to gain access to the offices, police said.

When confronted, he has told people he is there to check Internet lines, according to Burlingame police Sgt. Don Shepley. Detectives have nicknamed the suspect the “IT Poser.” The suspect has stolen computers and wallets from office buildings on the east side of Burlingame and in San Mateo and Palo Alto, Shepley said.

The suspect wears his hair in a ponytail and has tattoos on his arms and torso, Shepley said. He may drive a white Ford Taurus, according to Shepley. Police have released a photo of the suspect taken from a security camera.

Please call the Fugitive Watch hot line at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) or text us at 408-355-0999 or CLICK HERE to send a confidential email tip, if you know the name of this suspect or have any information that can help solve this crime

Por favor llame la línea de Los Fugitivos en 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) o texto en 408-355-0999 o haga clic aquí para envia un email a [email protected], si usted tiene alguna información que pueda ayudar a resolver este crimen.

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