PALMETTO -- The Palmetto Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying an individual who attempted to steal a motorcycle from the parking lot at the Palmetto Wal- Mart at 2 a.m. March 8. The white male suspect was seen pushing a motorcycle from its parking space in front of the store to the side of the store, reported Police Chief Scott Tyler.
The suspect tried to start the motorcycle for several minutes then pushed the motorcycle back to the space in front of the store and punctured a tire.
The suspect left the area in a sliver or gray, late model Toyota Tundra with black after-market rims and a matching silver or gray tonneau cover. The suspect is described as a muscular man in his 20s or 30s.
Persons with information about the suspect or crime are asked to contact Detective Joe Rogers at 941-920-3849 or the Manatee County Crime Stoppers at 1-866-634-8477. Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward.