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Posted on: November 9, 2020

Attempted Theft Investigation

On 11-05-20 the City of Carbondale Police Department was made aware of two suspicious people who were trying to steal items from a person’s mail box and vehicle.  The victim had his personal data hacked at his place of employments and learned the suspects filed for unemployment in victim’s name.  It is believed the suspects then came to his house looking for the unemployment benefits in the mail box.    The suspects are reported to be 1) a white male, 6’05”, with a red beard and a gray hooded sweatshirt; 2) a black male with long dreads, wearing a blue t-shirt with red sleeves and baggy jeans.  The suspects were confronted by the victim and they fled the area in a cream colored Chrysler 300.  Anyone with information about this incident or the possible suspects is encouraged to contact the City of Carbondale Police Department at (618) 457-3200.  The investigation is continuing.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the City of Carbondale Police Department at (618) 457-3200. You may also call the Carbondale/SIU Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (618) 549-COPS (2677) or the Murphysboro/Jackson County anonymous tip line at (618) 687-COPS (2677).  Anonymous tips may also be made by selecting the “Crime Stoppers” tab located on the main page of this website.  Please help yourself, along with your county, its communities and the university campus by using these numbers if you witness, or have any information pertaining to, a crime.  Cash rewards for information which leads to an arrest are also made anonymously.  Remember, crime doesn’t pay, but Crime Stoppers does!

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