sfpd_squad.jpgSFPD wants you to help find everyone’s new favorite cleverly-named criminal, the Blue Tooth Bandit.

Described in a statement sent to media as a 40-50 year old black man and weighing in at about 160-175 lbs, the 5’8” bandit has short hair and is usually well-dressed, walking with a distinct “pigeon-toed” gait. He gets his name from the blue tooth he always wears, which quite honestly doesn’t sound as distinct as the aforementioned gait.

The Bandit has a pretty solid method of committing crimes. He has used mostly female accomplices to accomplish his goal of stealing women’s purses at restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. The Bandit preys on mostly women, using his jacket as a distraction while he steals their purses that have been draped over their chairs or beside them on the floor. Of course, after getting purses and wallets, he goes shopping!

The materialistic criminal is wanted in connection with eight cases in SF and suspected in as many as six more that have occurred in the Richmond, Northern, Central and Tenderloin police districts. Some of his accomplices are also being investigated in Sacramento County, Mountain View, and by the US Postal Police.

If you have any information regarding the Blue Tooth Bandit or his accomplices, call the SFPD Anonymous Tip Line at (415) 575-4444 or text them at TIP411 with SFPD as the subject.

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  • Addy

    He “uses his jacket as a distraction”? Details, please?

  • Addy

    He “uses his jacket as a distraction”? Details, please?