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Deputies: Man in tow truck steals from Tampa business

Deputies are asking for the public’s help to find a man who drove a tow truck behind a Tampa business last week and stole scrap metal and a pallet jack.

The theft took place at 3:42 a.m. Tuesday at the Kitchen & Bath Factory, 5518 W. Linebaugh Ave, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said.

The man, wearing a blue and orange jumpsuit, drove a black-and-silver tow truck with “PTI” written on the door, detectives said. After stopping behind the building, he loaded about $100 worth of scrap metal and the $300 jack into the bed of truck, detectives said.

The suspect fled in an unknown direction.

No other description of the suspect was given by the sheriff’s office.

A surveillance image of the truck was released by detectives.

Anyone with any information was asked to call the sheriff’s office at (813) 247-8200. To be eligible for cash reward and remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), go to www.crimestopperstb.com or text “CSTB” plus the tip to CRIMES (274637).

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