Derby PD Looking For Cell Phone Bandit

Update: Derby police said Thursday they may have identified the person in the photo above.

“Based on tips to the PD, we believe we have the suspect identified. The cases remain under investigation so we cannot comment further at this time. THANK YOU community for your help!,” police said.

Original story follows:

Derby police are looking for a suspected cell phone thief.

“Over the past few days, Derby police investigated three thefts from cell phone stores in the area of Pershing Drive,” police said in a statement Wednesday.

The man, who was captured on surveillance video, isn’t exactly smooth.

“Employees said the suspect asked questions about a phone and then took off running from the store with the phone,” police said.

The crimes have been happening in the afternoon.

If anyone has information on the identity of the suspect, call Derby police at 203-735-7811.

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