Job Seeker May Be Purse Thief: Cops - NBC 7 San Diego

Job Seeker May Be Purse Thief: Cops

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    Gaslamp employees have been warned to keep their wallets and purses out of plain sight.

    Someone has been lifting purses and wallets from several Gaslamp businesses and now police believe they may have a suspect in the crime spree.

    San Diego police identified Christopher Glasby, 34, as the man reported to be stealing from area shops and restaurants.

    Here's his MO: He asks the hostess or receptionist if the business is hiring and asks for a job application. Once that person is distracted, Glasby steals a wallet or purse, according to police. Investigators say Glasby uses the victims' credit cards to buy Visa gift cards.

    Glasby is about 6' tall and always carries a backpack, according to San Diego Crime Stoppers. The organization released the above photo of Glasby and is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to Glasby's arrest. Call Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477 for more information.