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Alleged Daly City Shoplifter’s Identified Weeks After Arrest

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Siblings have identified this man, who was in custody and unidentified for nearly a month, as Vincent Saguid of San Francisco. (San Mateo County Jail)

Siblings have identified this man, who was in custody and unidentified for nearly a month, as Vincent Saguid of San Francisco. (San Mateo County Jail)

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DALY CITY (CBS 5) – Nearly a month after arresting a man for attempting to leave a supermarket with a pizza and several candy bars, officials have finally identified the shoplifting suspect.

Employees at the Lucky’s on Mission St., said they had previously seen the man, but did not know his identity at the time of arrest on May 30th. Since then, the man has not spoken to investigators- not once.

He wasn’t carrying any identification at the time of arrest, and didn’t register on a fingerprint scan, according to police.

“The only communication he has made with anyone, is when a nurse at San Mateo General hospital asked him if he was happy, or sad, he drew a happy face,” said Rich Fischer, a private investigator for San Mateo County’s Public Defender’s Office.

Fischer said he checked missing persons records, but nothing matched. Officers released a photo to the media this week and Fischer said his phone began ringing. A man said his brother’s photo was posted in the local newspaper. The caller and his sister showed up at Fischer’s office.

“He’s our younger brother,” said Senecio Saguid.

The mystery man’s name is Vincent Saguid. His siblings said he has been in declining mental health and apparently walked away from his San Francisco Mission St. apartment about a month ago.

A San Francisco missing person’s report was filed, but it failed to show up in Fischers Search.

Saguid remained in custody Friday, but now that police know who he is, and his family knows where he is, that may change.

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