February 25, 2024
A San Diego Police cruiser. Picture by Chris Stone

Authorities reached out to the general public Wednesday for assist figuring out and finding a person who entered and cased a number of Vietnamese temples within the Metropolis Heights and Southeastern San Diego space.

Investigators from the San Diego Police Division’s Mid-Metropolis Division and San Diego County Crime Stoppers have been attempting to trace down the suspect since Sept. 14, when he entered 5 completely different Vietnamese temples, in keeping with SDPD Officer Mark Herring.

Police stated the person broke into and stole an undisclosed amount of money from a lockbox at one of many temples.

“Through the different incidents, the suspect gave the impression to be casing the inside of the temples however was escorted out by workers,” Herring stated.

The suspect is described as a 40 to 45-year-old man, 6-feet tall, weighing about 240 kilos, sporting a black T-shirt, tan shorts and black sandals. The suspect’s car was described as a more moderen mannequin Volkswagen SUV.

Anybody with data on the identification or location of the suspect was requested to name the SDPD’s Mid-Metropolis Division at 619-516-3064 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477. Crime Stoppers is providing as much as a $1,000 reward to anybody with data that results in an arrest of the suspect.

–Metropolis Information Service