A shoplifter has stolen thousands of dollars in wine from Whole Foods Market in Palo Alto by absconding with the vino in a shopping cart, Palo Alto police said.
The thief, who police said has pulled off the heist at least twice between July 3 and July 16, loaded up the shopping cart and walked out of the store, at 774 Emerson St., as though he was a regular shopper, unnoticed by staff, police spokesman officer Sean Downey said.
Since the case is still under investigation, police declined to specify the exact dollar amount of the thefts. But Downey said a surveillance camera picked up the image of a suspect, who remains unidentified.
The man is described as Asian and in his 30s with a thin build. He is about 5-feet, six-inches tall and weighs about 150 pounds. He wore a white hat, white shirt, dark sports coat and dark pants, and he had on white shoes with a distinctive white stripe, Downey said.
Anyone with information about the individual in this case is asked to call the Palo Alto Police Department at 650-329-2413. Anonymous tips can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent by text message or voice mail to 650-383-8984.