The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the individual pictured. On April 16, 2018, the suspect entered the Hobby Lobby store located on Alton Lane, in California, and gave
the cashier a $100 bill to purchase a candy bar. While the cashier was conducting the transaction the suspect then presented the cashier with change, and during the encounter, the suspect was able to take back the $100, and ultimately left the store with the $100 bill, as well as change for the $100.

Shortly after this incident, the suspect went to another business and used the same scam to steal money.

Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect is asked to contact Dep. Matthew Beyer at (301) 475-4200 extension *8005, or by email at Citizens may remain anonymous and contact Crime Solvers at (301) 475-3333, or text a tip to “TIP239” plus their message to “CRIMES” (274637). Through the Crime Solvers Program tipsters are eligible for an award of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in St. Mary’s County that leads to an arrest or indictment. CASE# 22791-18