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Anthony Shawn Eget identified as "Well-dressed thief:" Frankly, we're a little disappointed

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Last week, we told you about a scofflaw who the Denver Police Department had dubbed the "Well-dressed thief." Instantly, we had visions of Michael Jackson in the "Smooth Criminal" video, slinking around with tremendous style and lethal class.

What we didn't picture was Anthony Shawn Eget, the man the DPD has identified as the WDT. He's still at large at this writing, and when he's not spiffed up, he's mighty forgettable. Fortunately, the DPD has footage of him looking at least a little finer. See it in a Channel 31 report below, right after the department's two releases on the disappointing Mr. Eget.

Denver Police received a tip identifying the theft suspect known as the "Well Dressed Thief" as, Anthony Shawn Eget DOB: 10/19/1964. Detectives have obtained an arrest warrant for Eget who is still at large. Eget has an extensive criminal history and is currently on parole from the Colorado Department of Corrections. Denver police would anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Anthony Shawn Eget to call Denver Police at 720-913-2000 or Crime Stopper at 720-913-STOP (7867.)

Previous Release February 24, 2010

The Denver Police Department would like the community to be aware of a thief preying on the elderly in the Denver metro area. This suspect targets elderly females in a grocery store, and steals her wallet from her or the complete purse. The suspect steals the wallet and immediately goes to an electronic or department stores and uses the credit cards to purchases high dollar items. The suspect struck as recently as yesterday at the Safeway store located at 5th and Corona Street. The suspect is very deceptive while committing the thefts. The suspect is described as a white male in his 40's, balding head, light goatee, and well dressed.

There was another case on February 19, 2010, where a female victim had her purse stole from her grocery cart while shopping at a Cherry Creek grocery store. The suspect used the victim's credit cards at numerous local businesses. On February 21, 2010, the same type of incident happened at a King Scoopers store in south Denver the suspect stole a purse from the grocery cart and again used the credit card at local businesses.

We are releasing a video of the suspect making purchases at a local department store. The CD can be picked-up at the Denver Police Administration Building located at 1331 Cherokee Street.

Denver Police want the community to be aware of these crimes, and if anyone recognizes this suspect to call Denver Police Department at 720-913-2000 or Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867).


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