Police seek public’s help in identifying Forterra break-in suspect

Police seek public’s help in identifying Forterra break-in suspect
Photo courtesy Dayton Police Department

DAYTON — UPDATE @ 3:40 p.m. 7/20:

Dayton police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect connected to a break-in at a North Gettysburg Avenue manufacturing facility.

The suspect is a white male, about 5’8” and 160 pounds, with dark facial hair, according to police.

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The suspect reportedly broke into Forterra Pipe around 12:45 a.m. Tuesday and attempted to steal a saw.

If anyone has information, they should contact Crime Stoppers at 937-222-STOP.

Photo courtesy Dayton Police Department
Photo courtesy Dayton Police Department

INITIAL REPORT:

Police are searching for a male suspect who broke into a manufacturing facility and stole an electric chop saw early Tuesday morning, according to a Dayton police report.

Police were dispatched around 8:40 a.m. to Forterra Pipe on North Gettysburg Avenue on a report of a breaking and entering. The plant’s manager told police that someone had broken into the facility around 12:45 a.m., and that this suspect has broken in several times, the report read.

The suspect entered through a side wall that was reportedly already pried open from a prior break-in, according to the manager.

Security alarms went off upon his entering, and he stole an electric DeWalt chop saw as he escaped, according to the report.

The male suspect is described as standing around 5 feet, 9 inches who weighs 160 pounds last seen wearing a blue Captain America shirt, tan shorts and a hat.

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