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Fort Collins Police arrest man in connection to purse thefts

Sai Kruger was arrested for the purse thefts that occurred in May and June.

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Fort Collins Police (FCPS) said officers arrested Sai Kruger for a series of purse thefts in May and June.

FCPS said in each of the incidents, Kruger stole the victim's purse from a grocery store shopping cart and made fraudulent purchases. 

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Investigators said they arrested Kruger in early July, and he now faces charges for 14 incidents, seven of which involved an at-risk victim over the age of 75. 

The charges include: 

  • Theft (class 3 misdemeanor)
  • Theft – 2 counts (class 1 misdemeanor)
  • Theft from a person – 3 counts (class 5 felony)
  • Theft, Crimes against an at-risk person – 3 counts (class 5 felony)
  • Theft, Crimes against an at-risk person – 4 counts (class 3 felony)
  • Identity theft – 8 counts (class 4 felony)
  • Criminal possession of a financial device (class 5 felony)
  • Criminal possession of an identification document (class 6 felony)

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FCPS said the investigation is ongoing and additional charges are still pending. Anyone with information contact Detective Dustin Wier at 970-221-6895.

Credit: Fort Collins Police Services


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