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Police: Theft suspect hid 17 iPods in shorts

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Posted at 1:34 PM, Jun 10, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-10 15:34:09-04

WEST JORDAN, Utah — Police are looking for a man who allegedly stole 17 iPods by hiding them in his shorts from a West Jordan Target store.

West Jordan Police said the theft took place on Sunday at approximately 9:45 a.m. at the store located at 7779 S. Jordan Landing Blvd.

Police said the suspect took multiple iPods from the display case, hid them under other merchandise clothing, then went to another area of the store and put the iPods inside a pocket of his shorts. According to police, he repeated this several times and ultimately left the store with 17 iPods values at over $2,600.

The suspect is described as being heavy-set male with light skin. He appears to be between 25 and 30 years old, said police. He was wearing a blue t-shirt, dark cargo shorts and sandals. Police said the suspect left in a white Jeep SUV which appears to have has ‘happy birthday’ painted on the windows.

Police are asking anyone with information to please call (801) 840-4000. Callers may reference case number 14H007730.