Downtown Albertson’s Grocery Thief Wanted

Detectives Looking for Leads to Help Identify and Locate a Suspect Wanted for Commercial Burglary

Up to $1,000 Reward Offered

November 23, 2011


San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s Central Division are asking for assistance from the public to help identify and locate a suspect wanted for commercial burglary.    

 Detectives said at least four times over the last several months, an unknown female suspect has walked into the Albertson’s grocery store at 655 14th street (Downtown San Diego) and walked off with bottles of alcohol without paying.  The most recent documented case occurred on October 29, 2011, at approximately 3:30 pm. In this most recent case, store surveillance cameras captured an image of the suspect. 

Suspect Description: Black female, 21-26 years old, 5’10”-6’ tall, approximately 170 lbs., wearing a black sweat outfit.  The suspect has long hair (afro style) worn in a bun wrapped in a black and white scarf.  She had large white loop earrings, multiple rings on her fingers, and a brown purse.

Anyone with information on the identity and/or location of this suspect should call SDPD Central Division at (619) 744-9500 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 Lt. Andra Brown at (619) 531-2675.
  • 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.