Need Help Identifying Man Suspected of Two Thefts

Date: March 5, 2017

Paducah police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man suspected of thefts at two locations in Paducah last week.

On March 1, an employee of Baptist Health Paducah reported her purse had been stolen. A review of surveillance video showed a man enter the area where the purse was kept, and later showed him dropping the purse outside the main doors to the hospital.

On Sunday, the owner of a business near Kentucky Oaks Mall reported two bank deposits were stolen, along with $40 from his wife’s purse. Again, surveillance video was reviewed. It showed what is believed to be the same man as the hospital thief enter the office area of the business on Feb. 27 and take the deposits and the money from the purse.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 25 years old, 5-feet-8 and 185 pounds, with possibly a small amount of facial hair. He has 12-inch dredlocks, some of which are red or orange. He has a thick build and wears a large ring on his pinky finger, two silver necklaces and a watch with a large gold face. He was wearing a camouflage jacket and dirty jeans.

Anyone with information about the man’s identity is asked to call the Paducah Police Department at 270-444-8550 or Crime Stoppers at 270-443-TELL. Tipsters also may access the Online Tip Form. Information leading to an arrest or indictment may result in a reward of up to $1,000.

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