POLICE: Reward offered for information leading to arrest in diesel fuel theft

Smith County Sheriff's Office
Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 3:05pm

UPDATE: Crimestoppers is now offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals responsible for these crimes. Call Detective Aaron Hinton at the Smith County Sheriff's Office if you have information. 903-590-2698

(Original release from May 2, 2013)

 The Smith County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the public’s help in the recent theft of almost $10,000 worth of diesel fuel and other items from three locations in South Tyler and Southern Smith County.

During the overnight hours of April 22-23, a male suspect was caught on security video at Trendsetter Recycling, located at 15580 CR 164, where approximately 250 gallons of diesel fuel was taken. The same man is suspected of burglarizing Compton Roll Off, located at 15692 FM 2493, where approximately 30 gallons of diesel fuel was taken and a company truck was broken into and tools were stolen.

A third location was also burglarized and is being investigated by the Tyler Police Department.

If anyone has any information on the identity of the suspect or the burglaries, please call Smith County Sheriff's Office Detective Aaron Hinton at 903-590-2698.

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