MANATEE -- The parent company of a Bradenton tire store is offering up to $6,000 in reward for information about who broke into the business and other stores in Florida.
About 11 p.m. May 24, two people stole three rental trucks from All U Can Storage, 6112 28th St. E., and then used them to steal approximately $40,000 worth of tires from the nearby GCR Tire store, 2964 63rd Ave. E., Bradenton, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
"Recently, five Bridgestone-owned GCR Tires & Service locations across Florida were targeted by thieves who stole numerous commercial truck tires. We continue to cooperate with local authorities as they investigate these thefts. In cooperation with Manatee County Crime Stoppers, we are offering up to a $6,000 reward for information that directly leads to the arrest of the parties involved," Nashville, Tenn.,-based Bridgestone Americas said in a news release.
The sheriff's office Friday released security camera footage of the burglary in Bradenton.
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Anyone with information about the burglary can call Manatee Crime Stoppers at 866-634-8477, visit www.ManateeCrimeStoppers.com, or text “MCSTIPS plus your information” to 274637 (CRIMES).