Police seek leads in two shoplifting incidents


    Staff Writer

    Pagosa Springs Police Department personnel are seeking information concerning two cases of shoplifting in early December.

    The first shoplifting case took place on Dec. 5 at Mountain Spirits Liquor, located next door to City Market, and was reported to the PSPD Dec. 6, with Officer Tony Kop responding.

    According to Det. Scott Maxwell of the PSPD, at about 5:30 p.m., an unidentified man went into the store and proceeded to hide a $93 bottle of wine in his pants before exiting the store.

    About 10 minutes later, the man reportedly returned to the store and attempted to either exchange the bottle of wine or receive store credit for returning it, Maxwell reported.

    In the process of the man’s trying to exchange the wine, the store clerk suspected that the bottle had been stolen, Maxwell said.

    Maxwell said the man is described as a white male, possibly in his late 50s, with collar-length hair and an, “unkempt moustache.”

    The second case of unsolved shoplifting involved a television and took place on Dec. 9, with Officer Brooks Brown responding.

    At approximately 6:48 p.m., Brown was dispatched to ALCO, where a television in a box had been stolen by an unidentified male and an unidentified female, Maxwell reported.

    The male is described as being approximately six feet tall, in his 20s, and was wearing a baseball cap and a brown Carhartt jacket.

    The female is described as being about 5-6, in her 20s, with brown hair.

    Security footage from both shopliftings is available for viewing at www.PagosaSUN.com.

    Anyone with information on either shoplifting incident is urged to call Maxwell at 264-4151, Ext. 241, or to contact CrimeStoppers by calling 264-2133, visiting www.pagosacrime.com or by texting ACCST plus your message to 274637 (CRIMES).