Belmont police search for chainsaw thief

Belmont police are searching for those responsible for stealing 16 chainsaws from a local store.

Posted: Apr 27, 2018 10:56 AM
Updated: Apr 27, 2018 7:36 PM

Editor's Note: This article has been updated since its publication

BELMONT, Miss. (WTVA) - Belmont police are searching for those responsible for stealing 16 chainsaws from a local store.

Photo: Belmont PD

Belmont Investigator Donald Thomas says the burglary happened at Southeast Surplus either last night or early Friday morning.

He says the chainsaws were valued at $500 a piece.

He says there is no surveillance video and no suspects at this time. However, investigators later said they have a vehicle-of-interest.

Thomas says locations in Alabama and Tennessee were hit as well.

"When we got here this morning, the complete glass had been broken out, shattered all over the ground," said Edwin Bolding, the store's manager.

He says with a small business such as his, it's tough to recover after something like this. 

Belmont police say they are making good progress in the case with the help of law enforcement in Alabama and Tennessee.

Investigators say the burglaries in Tennessee and Alabama happened during the course of one month.

Bolding says his store is investing in surveillance cameras effective immediately.

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