TUSTIN (CBSLA.com) — Authorities Thursday asked for the public’s help in identifying a man they say crashed a wedding this weekend in Orange County and made off with some of the couple’s cash and gift cards.
Surveillance video captured the man entering the Tustin Ranch Golf Club about 4:45 p.m. Saturday and casing the area near a wedding, Tustin police Lt. Robert Wright said.
“A suspect approached a table, which had a number of gifts on it. One of those gifts was a box that contained gift cards, cash, and checks,” Wright told KCAL9’s Stacey Butler.
As the wedding reception was underway, the lieutenant says the suspect removed his jacket and concealed the box in question. He then walked out of the facility, hiding the box, Wright said.
Police said the couple was unaware the box had been taken until after the wedding.
They suspect the thief stole $1,000 in cash and gift cards. He was described by police as a Middle Eastern man 25 to 35 years old. He was seen wearing a black suit with a gray shirt.
“We have confirmed that the suspect was not a member of the wedding party or guest at the wedding, and the golf course has been cooperating with us and he is not an employee of the golf course either,” Wright said.
Anyone with information as to the man’s identity was asked to call detectives at (714) 573-3250.