Ace might be the place with the helpful hardware folks.

But, in June a man walked into an Ace Hardware store on Merrick Road in Massapequa -- and helped himself to two chain saws worth more than $900, Nassau County police said.

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Now police are searching for the man, who was caught on video surveillance stealing the items. And, they're asking the public to help them solve the crime.

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Anyone with information is being asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.

Police said the man entered the store at about 7:15 p.m. June 23, then stole two Stihl chainssaws valued at $919.90.

He fled in an unknown direction.

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A surveillance photo released by police Wednesday shows the man, wearing shorts and a cap, holding one of the chain saws before fleeing.