Police seek suspect in leaf blower theft

Police released this surveillance photo of the suspect in the theft of a leaf blower at a gas station Thursday in Naugatuck. –CONTRIBUTED

Police released this surveillance photo of the suspect in the theft of a leaf blower at a gas station Thursday in Naugatuck. –CONTRIBUTED


NAUGATUCK — Police are seeking the public’s help to identify the suspect in the theft of a leaf blower.

The gas-powered leaf blower was stolen from the back of a landscaper’s truck Thursday at about 2 p.m. at a gas station on New Haven Road, police said. A light-colored sedan pulled up to the truck at the gas station. A white male got out of the car, grabbed the leaf blower out of the truck then got back into the car and fled the scene, police said.

Anyone with information on this theft is asked to contact the Naugatuck Police Department at 203-729-5221 or the NPD Confidential Tip Line at 203-720-1010.