They know who he is. They know what he looks like. They know he's homeless and desperate. Police know so much about the man who stole from a convenience store Sunday morning because they've seen him before.
In fact, police say an officer detained and searched the suspect earlier Sunday before the man ripped off the store in the 12000 block of O'Connor.
Officers responding to the theft call knew immediately who and what they were dealing with.
They say the homeless man has a drug habit.
Police searched the area from the air and on the ground for about 30 minutes but could not find the suspect.
But they say it's just a matter of time because they know exactly who they're looking for.