Alleged Target Thief Caught On Camera

By: Rick Montanez Email
By: Rick Montanez Email

Colorado Springs Police are looking for a man they say is ripping off Target stores all across the city. There are at least four stores that have fallen victim in the last two months.

The suspect is allegedly taking computer hard drives from the stores. Detectives tell 11 News he's hit Target stores at least 15 different times since May. They say he’s taken about $1,500 worth of merchandise.

Detectives are looking for 48-year-old Bryon D. Stewart. "He was actually apprehended at one of the local stores, that's where he was identified," said Colorado Springs Police Detective Gregory Wilhelmi.

Det. Wilhelmi said it was when Stewart was first caught allegedly shoplifting that Target security identified him as their suspect. “Since then he's done numerous others," Wilhelmi said.

In the security video you can see the man walks up the aisle. He grabs one or two computer hard drives then walks away. Next in the video he's seen taking the drives out of the packaging and leaving the store.

"This is something that's sort of unique because we've been able to identify the individual through the surveillance videos," Det. Wilhelmi said. Most of the crimes have happened around 4:00 in the afternoon, according to detectives.

"This has become my top priority for now," Wilhelmi said.

An arrest warrant for felony theft has been issued for Stewart. Cops just need the public’s help finding him.

Stewart was seen driving two different cars in the security video. One of his vehicles is a gray truck and the other a white Chevy Caprise. Cops say the last Target theft was on Thursday.

If you know where Bryon D. Stewart is you’re asked to call Crime Stoppers at 634-STOP.

To see high resolution photos of the security video, click the 'photos' tab above.

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