Updated on Oct. 14 at 5:11 p.m.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – Syracuse Police have arrested a man who they believe was caught on tape stealing an employee’s cellphone in OptiGolf at Destiny USA.
Vince Howington, 44, of 147 Albert Terrace, was charged with petit larceny upon his arrest.
Police confirmed that Howington was identified by a NewsChannel 9 viewer.
Posted on Aug. 14, 2013
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – Syracuse Police are asking you to be On The Lookout for a suspected cellphone thief.
The suspect was allegedly Caught On Tape on August 4 taking an employee’s cellphone off of a desk at OptiGolf in Destiny USA before walking out of the store.
Dave Finizio, who had his phone stolen, says he is surprised the suspect didn’t take his iPad that was sitting right next to his phone on the desk.
"I did bring my iPad in too, and luckily they didn't take that, which I assume that he could not conceal the iPad, so it was easier to take the smaller phone, which luckily it had a number lock on it so I'm hoping that he could not get into the phone. But yes, I'm lucky he did not take the iPad as well," Finizio said.
Finizio says mall security spotted the suspect leaving the mall in a red Buick.
Syracuse Police are investigating the theft and are asking anyone with information that could help them identify the suspect to call (315) 442-5148.
All tips will remain anonymous.