Thief disguised as pest control worker sought by SFPD

A thief disguised as a pest control worker was caught on video robbing a commercial business on the 200 block of Franklin Street earlier this month. SFPD is on the hunt for the suspect, and is asking the community for help in identifying him.

Around 6:20 a.m. on Dec. 12 a man was seen in a full-body hazmat suit signing in at the business’s security desk. However, security was later informed that no one was authorized to be in the building.

“The guard found the suspect on the third floor with a laptop computer in hand and in the process of disconnecting a second laptop,” read a statement from SFPD. “The security guard made the suspect put down the laptops and chased the man out of the building.”

Further investigation shows that the badge the suspect showed to security, which read “ORTHO,” was also fake—it is a pest control company, but does not perform service calls.

SFPD is asking anyone with information to contact the Anonymous Tip Line at (415) 575-4444 or text-a-tip to TIP411 with SFPD at the beginning of the message.

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