Police looking for GameStop thief

Photo courtesy of the Riverview Police Department Police said the man, shown on surveillance footage Sept. 4, stole a new PS4 console from GameStop, 17124 Fort St. He is 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall, of medium build and wore a do-rag, black shirt and black shorts. He ran south on Fort Street toward Huntington House Apartments.

Photo courtesy of the Riverview Police Department
Police said the man, shown on surveillance footage Sept. 4, stole a new PS4 console from GameStop, 17124 Fort St. He is 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall, of medium build and wore a do-rag, black shirt and black shorts. He ran south on Fort Street toward Huntington House Apartments.

 

By SUE SUCHYTA
Sunday Times Newspapers

RIVERVIEW – Police are looking for a man, recorded on surveillance video, who stole a Sony PlayStation 4, valued at $300, at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 4 from GameStop, 17124 Fort St.

The store assistant manager said the man entered the store earlier, about 3:15 p.m., and attempted to buy a PS4 console and three games, but his credit card was declined. He said the man then looked at a stack of game consoles longingly before leaving the store.

The assistant manager said he then received an anonymous phone call allegedly from a police officer, saying his friend was coming in to buy a PS4 console.

Two hours later the man returned, went to the front counter, and, claiming that he had poor eyesight, asked to look at a console up close. After the employee obliged, the man grabbed the PS4 out of his hands and ran from the store with it. He was last seen running south on Fort Street toward Huntington House Apartments.

The stolen PS4 has a serial number of MD61313862.

The man’s image was captured on surveillance video. He is black, 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall, with a medium build. He was wearing a black do-rag, shirt and shorts.

(Sue Suchyta can be reached at sue.suchyta@yahoo.com.)