Coronado Police Looking for Grand Theft Suspects

Detectives Looking for Leads to Help Identify and Locate Three Unknown Suspects Wanted for Grand Theft

Up to $1,000 Reward Offered

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the Coronado Police Department are asking for assistance from the public to help identify and locate three unknown suspects wanted for grand theft.    

Detectives said on the afternoon of September 24th, 2011, three unknown suspects entered the Central Liquor Store located at 178 Orange Avenue in the City of Coronado. As the two female suspects distracted the owner, who was working behind the cash register, the male suspect forced his way into the office located on the second floor. Once inside the office, the male suspect stole a bag of money which was scheduled to be placed in the stores ATM machine.  An hour later, when the owner went to retrieve the cash for the ATM, he discovered it missing from the office and notified police.

 During the investigation, it was discovered just before the theft at Central Liquor, the same suspects were seen at Avenue Liquor, located at 878 Orange Avenue in the City of Coronado. The surveillance recordings obtained from the Avenue Liquor Store showed the suspects unsuccessfully attempting the same theft scheme as the one used at Central Liquor.

Suspect #1 Description: African-American adult female, heavy build, short hair.     

Suspect #2 Description: African-American adult female, heavy build, long hair.

Suspect #3 Description: African-American adult male, medium build, short hair


Anyone with information on the identity and/or location of the suspects should call the Coronado Police Department at (619) 522-7365 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. Anonymous email and text messages can be sent in via

  • Media inquiries about the case can be directed to Lea Corbin at (619) 522-7370.
  • Media inquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to either Officer James Johnson at (619) 531-1500 or Deputy Adriana Uribe at (619) 531-1547.

For information leading to an arrest, you could receive up to a $1,000 reward and remain anonymous.  The qualification of any person(s) for the reward and the amount of the reward for any person(s) so qualifying will be determined by San Diego County Crime Stoppers, Inc, in its sole discretion.  The amount of all rewards given shall not exceed $1,000.  Information must be received on the tip line, (888) 580-8477.