Sheriff’s Deputies Looking for Christmas Thief

PALMDALE (CNS) — Investigators continue to seek a Grinch of a burglar who stole gifts from beneath a Christmas tree in Palmdale.

The burglary occurred about 5:15 p.m. on Dec. 23 at a home in the 1200 block of East Avenue S, according to Deputy Jodi Wolfe of the Sheriff’s Palmdale Station.

The suspect, a man between 20-30 years old, entered the home and pulled a backpack from under his shirt and began taking gifts that were under a Christmas tree and other items, Wolfe said.

The man was described as African American, about 6-feet 5-inches tall, and approximately 250 pounds with long sideburns.

He was seen wearing a black-and-white striped shirt, a red-and-black flannel jacket, light-colored sweatpants, a red-and-black hat with a set of black Beats headphones around his neck.

Anyone who could help identify the suspect was urged to call the investigating detective at (661) 272-2456. Anonymous tips can be submitted through Crime Stoppers by calling (800) 222-TIPS or at