Vail seeks suspect in January fur theft
VAIL – Vail police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a man they suspect of stealing a $20,000 fur coat from a Vail Village store in January. The man’s image appears on a store surveillance video recorded at about 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 30 at Designer Furs, 285 Bridge St. in Vail Village. The video shows the suspect stealing a fur coat from the business, police say. The man is described as 45 to 55 years old, 5’6″ to 5’9″ tall, 200 to 250 pounds, light complexion, balding light brown hair, with a thin beard and eyeglasses. The suspect was accompanied by two females, who were described as speaking with South American or Spanish accents. The coat is a ladies size 10, custom-made, one-of-a-kind, full-length mink, with a large, black sable-trimmed collar and four-inch cuffs on the sleeves, valued at $20,000. There is no label inside the coat. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Det. Justin Dill at 970-479-2339 and can remain anonymous.