Update to Crime Stoppers Featured Case #13-11 Shriners Hospital Theft - Suspect Identified (Photo)

Update to Crime Stoppers Featured Case #13-11 Shriners Hospital Theft - Suspect Identified (Photo)

February 10, 2014 17:15


The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in located a wanted theft suspect.

55-year-old Eman Scot Lutfi was identified through a tip to Crime Stoppers of Oregon as the person seen in surveillance video stealing a woman's purse at the Portland Shriners Hospital in May 2014.

On May 14, 2013, at approximately 12:00 p.m., investigators believe Lutfi walked into the volunteer break room at the Portland Shriners Hospital and stole a woman's purse. The purse contained an undisclosed amount of cash, ID, credit cards, and an Apple iPad.

When the victim realized her purse was missing, she alerted hospital security staff who located the Lutfi on surveillance video.

Shriners Hospital security learned from Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Public Safety that a similar incident occurred in the afternoon of May 14, where the suspect stole a backpack from an OHSU employee's office.

Lutfi is described 55-year-old male with tan or olive-colored skin, shaved or bald head, 5'10" tall, 170 pounds, with a tattoo of "Scotland" on his left arm.

An April 2013 photo of Lutfi is being released to the public to aid in his apprehension.

Surveillance video from Shriners Hospital is available for viewing and download at: http://youtu.be/I4rHUEyb8jY

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and you can remain anonymous.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com , text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

Det. Eric McDaniel
Portland Police Bureau
(503) 823-0577




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