Man steals 2 chainsaws from tree trimming business

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL (WFLA) – A man picked up two chainsaws from a local tree trimming business, put them in the car and drove away, according to Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

It happened on Hale Avenu in Tampa last week. HCSO deputies said that the suspect, an unidentified man about 40-50 years old, stopped his gray Nissan Altima near the business located in a house at 7218 Hale Ave.

The man picked up two Stihl chainsaws valued at about $500 and drove off, deputies said.

chainsawcarHis image was pulled off a local surveillance camera. Deputies need help identifying and locating the man. He is described as a white male about 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing about 165 pounds. His gray hair is pulled back. He was seen wearing a gray Army t-shirt, black jeans and a brown baseball hat.

The car he was driving is a 2002-2006 Nissan Altima, dark gray with tinted windows.


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