Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land police arrested a serial
thief who took a woman's wallet at Panera Bread, 1928 State Highway 6, on March
The man entered the restaurant just before 2:55 p.m.,
took a wallet from an employee's purse and ran from the store when the employee
witnessed the theft. He was chased by another employee and a second man who
witnessed the pursuit; cornered at Jamba Juice, 2148 Texas Drive; and detained
after a brief struggle. The thief sustained blows to the head during the fight
but refused medical treatment.
Police have identified the thief as the same man who
helped a woman steal a wallet from an unattended purse at the same Panera Bread
on Feb. 4. Detectives believe he and his
accomplices are responsible for at least four similar crimes in Sugar Land
since Jan. 15 - all in the Sugar Land Town Center area.
When arrested, the thief identified himself as Christian
Santos, 38, of Puerto Rico; however, police believe the man provided false
identification and need the public's help to establish his true identity. He
has a distinct tattoo on his chest that may assist with identification. Police are also looking for a second man who
served as a lookout during the crime.
Surveillance video posted at www.sugarlandtx.gov/theft_181295
Anyone with information should call the Sugar Land Police
Department at (281) 275-2540 or Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at (281)