Crime Stoppers: Police say thief has stolen more than $7K worth of products from Charlotte area Home Depots

Updated: Jun. 9, 2021 at 6:22 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Detectives from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are hoping members of the public can help them identify a man who they believe has stolen more than $7,000 worth of products from Home Depot stores in the Charlotte area.

The suspect has stolen items from several different Home Depot stores in the Charlotte area, according to Detective Adrian Johnson with the CMPD Crime Stoppers. Johnson said there have been 11 separate incidents involving the man.

“This suspect is wanted in several different felony thefts. He started in February up to June 3 last week,” said the detective.

Johnson explained that the man has been completing the same routine at the various Home Depot stores.

“He’s simply walking inside the store, filling up a cart and walking right out, or grabbing as many things as he can and walking out of the store. He’s grabbing several expensive products to the tune of $7000 in losses for this business,” said Johnson.

The detective said the man has been stealing expensive DeWalt products among other items. Police believe the man is then selling the items online or on the street.

“There’s a lot of places to sell items like this online. You have so many different marketplaces or online stores where people can go on there, they can sell those items, and they can make a good profit off of them,” explained Johnson.

Surveillance images from Home Depot stores in the Charlotte area show the man walking out of the businesses without paying for the products. In each incident, the man had his face covered.

Johnson said the man has been seen driving a dark-colored Nissan Maxima with a temporary tag. The detective is hoping someone will recognize the man and contact the police.

“We lean heavily on the community in most of our cases and this one isn’t any different. We want to know who this suspect is and we want to put them in jail for the crimes that he committed against this business,” said Johnson.

Anyone with information about the shoplifting suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. Tipsters can remain anonymous and they can receive a cash reward if they have information that leads to an arrest.

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