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

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.

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.


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.

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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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