Single Person Could Be Behind 1,000 Thefts From Vehicles, Bucks DA Says

Images of the suspect believed to be behind 1,000 vehicle thefts since Sept. 2019.

Potentially just one person could be responsible for 1,000 thefts from vehicles in the past twelve months in Bucks County.

The Bucks County District Attorney’s Office unveiled the stunning claim Friday. They say the suspect has hit nearly every community between Hilltown Township and Yardley.

Police in the local area have often warned for residents to lock their cars. This rings especially true after authorities say of the estimated 1,000 thefts, the suspect has only targeted unlocked vehicles.

In late September 2019, the Lower Makefield Township Police reported a significant number of thefts from vehicles in a short period of time. Eight people in three days claimed a thief had stolen items from their cars.

While it’s unclear if these specific incidents are linked to the serial thief, they do fit his or her pattern of behavior. The perpetrator robs several vehicles in one night throughout multiple neighborhoods, according to authorities.

Witnesses and video surveillance often have the suspect wearing similar clothing. Police say the suspect wears “a black sweat suit, dark-colored gaiter mask, gloves and white and orange Nike sneakers.”

The suspect often has a satchel-style bag slung over their shoulder. He or she also has a “distinct style of walking and running” when fleeing the scene.

Stolen items often include:

  • vehicle registration and insurance cards,
  • credit cards,
  • loose change,
  • smaller items like pens and sunglasses.

Authorities say the suspect has moved into western New Jersey to continue their dirty work.

Anyone with information can reach out to Buckingham Township Detective Timothy Johnson 215-794-8812 ext. 246

Video of the suspect in action is below: