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Suspect Sought in Vape Store Burglary

Post Date:09/13/2017 12:10 PM

Contact: Captain Patrick Halleran, Public Information Officer - Belmont Police & Fire Departments (650) 595-7430

Belmont Police are seeking a male suspect who burglarized a vape shop on El Camino shortly after 9:00am Tuesday morning.  Investigators are releasing security video in hope that witnesses will come forward with information.

On Tuesday, 9/12/17 at approx. 9:00am an unknown male subject entered the Vapor Bar at 840 El Camino by forcing the rear door.  The suspect took an undetermined amount of money from the cash register and then was interrupted when he heard the building manager, who found the rear door open.  The suspect fled from the business by kicking open the glass front doors and ran from the business, northbound on the sidewalk.

While inside the business, the suspect attempted to conceal his identity by pulling his t-shirt over his head, however the following partial description is available.  He is approximately 20 to 30 years old, average build with a medium complexion, dark short hair, wearing a black t-shirt, blue jeans, black shoes, and gray gloves.

Security camera video of the suspect has been posted on the Belmont Public Safety YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/belmontpublicsafety), in hopes that witnesses will come forward who recognize the suspect or saw him running from the business.  Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact Belmont Police at (650) 595-7400 or police@belmont.gov.

           1709-0067 Susp Fleeing

Suspect fleeing out shattered front doors of the Vapor Bar Tuesday morning

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