The Placerville Police Department is currently investigating a series of thefts from unlocked cars from last week.
The thefts occurred overnight between March 12 and 13, a press release stated. They mainly occurred in the Cold Springs Road, Canal Street and Spring Street neighborhoods.
Loose change, cash, wallets, gift cards, jewelry and small electronics were among the items taken.
PPD is asking for the community’s help in identifying a subject associated with the thefts. The subject in the photos is a white, adult male, in his mid 20s, with short dark hair and a thin dark beard. He is approximately 6 feet tall and 190 pounds.
Vehicle thefts resulting from the owner leaving keys inside the car appear to have increased, the press release noted. As such, PPD is requesting the public to remove personal items — including keys — from the car and to lock the vehicle when leaving.
Suspicious behavior can be reported to PPD at 530-642-5280. Anyone with information regarding the thefts, or who can identify the subject, is asked to contact Det. Ron Cannon at 530-642-5210.