Help Police Identify Bold Car Parts Thief in Otsego County
It's time to put your crime-stopper cap on and if possible, help New York State Police in a case in Otsego County where a man was seen pilfering car parts from two auto businesses in the county.
The suspect who is yet unidentified was seen driving an older model, white Chevrolet Silverado pickup (possibly a 2007 - 2013) truck on June 27, in the morning between 7:00 and 8:30 am as he stopped at Sidney Tire in Unadilla to steal scrap brake rotors ($200 value) and then moved on to Certified Auto on Oneonta's Southside to help himself to two dozen used pickup truck tires and aluminum pickup truck rims.
Police believe this suspect is likely connected to a similar incident on June 19 where that same white truck was seen at Sidney Tire (Unadilla) where 20-30 brake rotors were stolen by a man matching the same description.
The man seen is described by police as a white male with short darker hair, between 30 and 40 years old. See the photo below from video surveillance taken.
The suspect's truck, in addition to being described as an older model Chevy Silverado, has an extended cab, a trailer hitch, rust on the rear wheel wells, and a white sticker in the back window.
If you have any information about this man or the truck, please contact New York State Police at (607)561-7400.