The Glendale Police Department is hoping the public can identify a man suspected of stealing from a pair of liquor stores after releasing surveillance photos that appear to show him shoving bottles of wine down his pants.
The thefts were reported on Oct. 12 from Mission Wine and Spirits at 708 S. Glendale Ave. and Mission Liquor at 825 W. Glenoaks Blvd. In each theft, the man would walk to the stores' wine section and hide expensive bottles of the beverage down his pants before leaving, according to department spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot.
The man would then flee from the store in a white late-model Volkswagen Jetta with black paper license plates.
The man is described as being between 25 to 35 years old with facial hair. In the surveillance photos, he can be seen wearing a blue button-down shirt with black pants.
Anyone with information about the thefts can contact Glendale police at (818) 548-4911.