CRIME STOPPERS CRIME OF THE WEEK 01-25-13: POLICE SEEK INFORMATION ABOUT APARTMENT COMPLEX THEFTS
Crime Stoppers of El Paso is assisting the El Paso Police Department in identifying and locating the person or persons responsible for continuous thefts from apartment complexes throughout the city, making this the
Crime Stoppers “Crime of the Week”
More than $40,000 dollars worth of money orders and checks have been stolen from various apartment complexes throughout the city. Investigators from the El Paso Police Department are asking for your assistance in finding those responsible through Crime Stoppers.
Since December 1st to the middle of December, 2012, various thefts took place at apartment complexes throughout the city. In all of these cases, the suspects used different items to fish out envelopes containing checks for rents from drop-boxes. The suspects, after obtaining the checks and money orders, would alter the “pay-to” line to different false names and cash them at various locations. As a result more than $40,000 dollars has been taken by altering the checks and money orders.
Several of the thefts are believed to have occurred during weekends and at night-time hours. Investigators believe residents may have seen the suspects and are asking for help from the public to find the perpetrators.
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If you have any information at all about the identity of the person or persons involved in this crime, please call Crime Stoppers of El Paso at 566-TIPS (566-8477) or on-line at www.crimestoppersofelpaso.org. You will remain anonymous and, if your tip leads to an arrest, you can qualify for a cash reward up to $1,000.
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Crime Stoppers of El Paso ’12 stats / Since inception (1978)
Subjects arrested 86 / 3986
Cases 117 / 4809
Narcotics recovered $ 40,318 / $ 47,978,300
Property recovered $ 2,100 / $ 4,204,356
Rewards issued $ 24,400 / $ 927,050
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