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Authorities looking for military police imposter with theft operation at Pearlridge

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Police are seeking information on a man in his 20s who is wanted for numerous thefts at the Pearlridge Shopping Center during the last two weeks by posing as a military law enforcement officer.

Police said that on July 23 the suspect approached two teen-agers and told them he was working undercover for the military and showed them what appeared to be a military identification card.

He told the two teen-aged males that they were suspects in a mugging and asked them to follow him to the parking structure near Macy’s. There he told them to give him their property for evidence and said he was going to his office to make a report.

On July 28, the same suspect, wearing military fatigues, approached two men and told them they were suspects in a theft case.

There have been five incidents involving the suspect between July 31 to Aug. 1.
The suspect is described to be 5 feet 8 inches, 180 pounds with a tattoo on the left side of his neck. He wears a uniform with the nametag “Vierra.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 955-8300, or “CRIME” on a cell phone. Anonymous texts and tips can be texted to “CS808” plus a message to 274637 or CRIMES.

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