SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Authorities trying to identify a man suspected of stealing brass plaques off veterans' headstones at an East County graveyard released a photo of him Thursday in hopes of generating tips from the public.
Investigators had little to go on in the April 2013 thefts at Alpine Cemetery until last month, when a camera memory card found in a repossessed car turned out to contain video images of two men and a woman committing the crime, sheriff's Detective Richard Bolter said.
The female suspect also remains at large. The other male suspect, 27-year-old Colin Frederick Bechter, has been identified and arrested.
None of the seven stolen markers, which were valued at a total of about $3,500, has been recovered, Bolter said.
Anyone with information about the case was asked to call San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477 or contact the agency online at sdcrimestoppers.com. Tipsters may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward of up to a $1,000.
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