Crime

He’s trying to spoil Halloween in this neighborhood. Cops want to know if you recognize him

It’s not Christmas and he’s not the Grinch, but he is making Halloween difficult to celebrate and the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office wants to know who he is.

According to the sheriff’s office, the unidentified thief stole Halloween decorations from the front yards of three residences in the Willow Walk subdivision in Palmetto. The thefts occurred between 9:50 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. on Oct. 15 in the 3900 block of Wayfarer Way.

The not-so-spooky thief is described as having a tall, thin build and was captured on home surveillance wearing a white T-shirt.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 941-747-3011.

Breaking News/Real Time Reporter Mark Young began his career in 1996 and has been with the Bradenton Herald since 2014. He has won more than a dozen awards over the years, including the coveted Lucy Morgan Award for In-Depth Reporting from the Florida Press Club and for beat reporting from the Society for Professional Journalists to name a few. His reporting experience is as diverse as the communities he covers.
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