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Thief targets resale stores for their designer purses

SAPD has provided photos of the suspect, saying he is responsible for hitting multiple shops in the San Antonio area.

SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio Police Department is looking for a man accused of stealing used high end handbags.

Authorities said the man is believed to be responsible for other burglary cases too involving several consignment shops in San Antonio and surrounding areas including Olmos Park, Castle Hills, and Selma.

KENS 5 obtained surveillance video from a local business. The owner says the suspect hit their locations three different times.

Erin Cutts owns two locations of Clothes Mentor including the spot at Park North Shopping Center. In the video you see the suspect bust his way in with with appears to be a sledgehammer. Cutts said the thief stole several high-end handbags. She isn't alone.

"They take our purses," she said. "It makes us sad too. "I think there is five total locations throughout San Antonio and we have been hit twice here. All resale shops."

Cutts estimates thousands in damages and merchandise taken. She believes this is the same suspect San Antonio Police are wanting to nab.

"They are going for Louis Vuitton, and Gucci's," she said. Any designer handbag."

Cutts said it is disheartening this is happening. She hopes the thief gets caught soon.

"We are resale shops, so it is not like we are raking in the big bucks anyway. "Be nice and stop it."

"The suspect may have a fresh cut on his left forearm and has a large tattoo of Benjamin Franklin on his right forearm. The suspect is wearing the same Nike Jordans in all Burglary videos," police said.

If you have any information about this man, you are asked to contact the North Property Crimes at 210-207-7629.

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