SDPD searching for suspect wanted in connection to Encinitas burglary

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the North Coastal Sheriff’s Station are asking for assistance from the public to help identify and locate an unknown suspect wanted in connection with a burglary.

On May 3, a couple, who live in the City of Encinitas, wrote and mailed their monthly rent check to their landlords. The following day, the victims were contacted by Bank of America inquiring about the check.

The bank told the victims that an unknown man entered the bank, located at 1340 Encinitas Boulevard in Encinitas, and cashed the check.

The check was made out to Jose Antonio Quintero, who is not the landlord, for a different amount. The signature line of the check also appeared to be forged.

Suspect Description: The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 5’10” and weighing approximately 215 lbs. He had a shaved head, mustache, and goatee.

He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, and unknown color pants.

Media inquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to Deputy Adriana Uribe at (619) 531-1547 or Officer Mark Herring at (619)531-1500

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