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Police seek pair in thefts from Islandia sheds

Suffolk County police released a surveillance image of

Suffolk County police released a surveillance image of one of two suspects they are seeking in connection with the thefts from sheds on Sampson Avenue in Islandia. Power tools worth more than $600 were stolen earlier this month. (June 11, 2013) Photo Credit: SCPD

Police are searching for two men who entered a backyard in Islandia earlier this month, stealing power tools from sheds worth more than $600.

The men were caught on surveillance video, and Suffolk County police are asking help in identifying the two -- and offering a reward of up to $5,000 for any information leading to an arrest in the case.

The thefts took place at a home on Sampson Avenue at 10:48 p.m. on June 11, police said. It was then police said the two men, one wearing a baseball cap and the other wearing a hooded coat, entered the fenced back yard of the home and removed a Stihl rototiller, a Black & Decker battery operated weed whacker and a car buffer from sheds there.

The items are valued at $619, police said.

Police are asking anyone with information regarding the case to call Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential, police said.


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