Can you identify this primary school thief?

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 4:46pm

Crime Stoppers of Lufkin wants your help identifying the suspect responsible for the theft of metal from a Lufkin-area school.

Just after midnight on Monday, August 27, 2012, security cameras monitoring the exterior of Hackney Primary School, located on Lubbock Street in Lufkin, captured images of an unidentified black male suspect vandalizing one of the school`s ten-ton air conditioning units.

The suspect dismantled the air conditioning unit and removed many of its metal parts. The video shows that he removed the copper cooling coil from the unit and carried it to an open of the parking lot. He then used his hands and body weight to fold the coil into a more manageable size, eventually standing on the metal and bouncing to get it flat enough to balance on his head and carry it away.

The suspect needed only eight minutes to destroy the air conditioning unit and steal the valuable metal parts but the school estimates the cost of the damage at approximately $6,500.

If you can identify any of the suspects or provide any information concerning this crime, call Crime Stoppers of Lufkin at (936) 639-TIPS or click here to submit an anonymous tip. You never have to give your name and Crime Stoppers may pay a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest related to this crime.

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