Police seek assistance identifying theft suspect

Published 6:36 pm Saturday, December 31, 2016

The Suffolk Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance identifying a suspect who is reportedly involved in several larcenies from the Tractor Supply Company in the 3000 block of Pruden Boulevard.

Theft suspect

Theft suspect

On Nov. 17 and Dec. 12, according to a city press release, the offender entered the business and, after some time watching the sales personnel, loaded generators, a portable air compressor and other items onto a cart. The subject pushed the cart out the side door and through the fenced area while sales personnel were occupied.

The offender is described as a white male approximately 30 to 35 years of age, wearing blue jeans, a plaid jacket and a black ball hat with a white insignia on the front.

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