Surveillance video catches Halloween decoration thief, detectives say
MANATEE COUNTY - Boo-humbug! Manatee County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help to identify a man they says stole Halloween decorations right from the front yard of multiple homes in the Willow Walk subdivision of Palmetto.
Detectives say the robberies happened on Tuesday between 9:40 and 10:15 pm on Wayfarer Way in the subdivision.
“It’s unfortunately this time of year around the holidays when people are trying to decorate and have fun that they have to deal with people stealing their decorations. What is fortunate in this situation is that we were able to obtain surveillance videos from one of those homes. Right now we don’t have a suspect, we don’t really know much about him, we’re just hoping that someone recognizes him in that video and can come forward with some information that can help us make an arrest," says MCSO public information officer Melissa Conway.
Detectives describe the man as having a tall thin build, but are unable to identify his race. Anyone will information is being asked to contact MCSO.