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Thief caught on camera stealing wine from Whole Foods

Suspect pushed shopping cart filled with vino out of Palo Alto store

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 paloalto@tipnow.org or sent by text message or voice mail to 650-383-8984.

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Posted by Parent
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jul 22, 2015 at 9:12 pm

Strange that the PAPD did not offer a photo of the suspect despite the fact there were security cameras.

So odd. No wonder there are so many unsolved crimes in this town (like that young woman who was gunned down in front of that billiard parlor).


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Posted by Judy
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jul 22, 2015 at 10:17 pm

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a resident of University South
on Jul 23, 2015 at 1:09 am

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Posted by CrescentParkAnon.
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on Jul 23, 2015 at 6:54 am

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Posted by CrescentParkAnon.
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jul 23, 2015 at 7:02 am

Parent: >> No wonder there are so many unsolved crimes in this town (like that young woman who was gunned down in front of that billiard parlor).

Do you remember when that case was where the girl was shot in a drive by. That was almost 20 years ago ... and as far as I know no one saw who did it and there was no video. Yes, there are a few, but "many" ... "so many" ... not really.

No wonder ... what ???


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Posted by Hulkamania
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jul 23, 2015 at 8:52 am

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on Jul 23, 2015 at 9:55 am

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on Jul 23, 2015 at 10:28 am

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Posted by Gethin
a resident of Midtown
on Jul 23, 2015 at 10:33 am

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Why is there no photo? There must be a chance he could be recognized, it makes no sense. [Portion removed; off topic]


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on Jul 23, 2015 at 10:38 am

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Posted by Concerned foodie
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on Jul 23, 2015 at 11:08 am

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Posted by Creating a better world.
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 23, 2015 at 1:04 pm

We create the world we live in with each choice we make each day of our lives. I wonder what kind of world these people are imagining they are creating?


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