Melbourne PD Seeks ID of iPhone Theft Suspect
By Space Coast Daily // October 15, 2013
cell phones, small electronics targeted by thieves
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Melbourne Police Department is seeking assistance to identify a phone thief suspect.
According to the Melbourne Police, while ending her shift on October 10, an employee at Unique Boutique at 1697 N. Wickham Road (map above) could not locate her cell phone.
The store’s surveillance video showed a female entering the store, browsing around for only a minute and then entering an employee only office, which is where the cell phone was located.
The surveillance video then shows the female suspect leaving the office and immediately walk out of the store without speaking to any employees or making a purchasing.
The theft suspect is described as a thin, black female with long black hair (possibly a wig). At the time of the incident, she was wearing a sleeveless, ankle length dress with horizontal stripes. She may have also had a tattoo on her upper chest.
The stolen phone is a white iPhone 5 with a tortoise shell case.
The Melbourne Police Department would like to remind everyone to never leave their cell phones, or other small electronics, unattended. These expensive items are often targeted by thieves who will steal them if given the slightest opportunity to do so.
Anyone with information on this suspect’s identity is asked to call the Central Florida Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).