Suspect steals $550 worth of tools from Sears

Authorities are looking for man who burglarized Sears Home Store in Oakhurst, where he took off, with more than $500 worth of stolen merchandise, in a vehicle reported stolen out of Fresno.

According to reports, the unknown suspect backed his vehicle – a 1995 Red 4-door Honda, license plate 6JEU094 – into a parking stall directly in front of the business.

The suspect walked inside, yanked items right off the store’s display counters, walked out without paying, and drove off.

Items swiped from Sears include: an electric power drill, $159.99; socket wrench set, $149.99; Impact Drill/Half Inch Drive, $139.99; and a 20-piece wrench set valued at $99.99.

The crime occurred shortly after 5 p.m. last night. The store is located on Junction Drive, off Highway 49 in Oakhurst.

The suspect in the attached surveillance picture is described as white or possibly Hispanic. He had his hair pulled back in a ponytail. He has a medium build, and was wearing a red baseball cap, red jersey, dark colored jeans, and what appear to be black sneakers with white soles.

Anyone with information is asked to call either the Madera County Sheriff’s Office at 559-675-7770 or CRIME STOPPERS at 498-STOP.

- Madera County Sheriff’s Office