Man steals flat screen TV from Amarillo Crime Stoppers event
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 23:29:28 GMT —
After supporters learned of the theft that took place, a man and wife who wish not to be identified, purchased another TV and donated it to the Crime Stoppers program to continue the fundraiser as planned.
Additional photos of the thief were obtained from Amarillo Civic Center video.
For 35 years, Amarillo Crime Stoppers has partnered with local police agencies to help fight crime.
"Our most important thing is paying rewards on tips that help clean up our community," said Amarillo Crime Stoppers, Police Coordinator Sean Slover.
However, while preparing for one of their biggest annual fundraising events yesterday afternoon, the organization became the victim of a crime.
they were setting up he turned his back away for a small amount of time. That's when an unidentified man shown on video surveillance, stole a 46'' flat screen TV from the raffle display area.
"It just goes to show that we can be victims just as easily as anyone else out there," said Slover.
However, thanks to the generosity of a local participant in today's event, another TV was donated to the raffle.
"We had a great guy come and ask what happened and he came in and instead of buying a 46'' TV, he bought us a 50'' TV," said Amarillo Student Crime Stoppers, Oscar Garcia.
Slover said they currently have a possible lead with better video footage. But until they catch the suspect, they plan to post more information on their Facebook page and other social media websites.
Despite what happened yesterday, the sixth annual Amarillo Crime Stoppers Car Show continued as scheduled and one lucky person was even able to win the replacement flat screen TV during the raffle.
As for the crime suspect, if you have any information about the man pictured in the photo above you are asked to call Amarillo Crime Stoppers at 374-4400.