The Austintown Police Department (APD) is asking for the public's help in identifying the suspect of multiple retail thefts throughout the township.

Based on images posted to APD's Facebook page, the suspect (pictured above) is a white male wearing a black face mask, a plain white hoodie, black, red and gray sweatpants and black and white shoes. 

According to a police report, a loss prevention associate at Walmart on Mahoning Avenue accused the suspect of stealing $780.66 worth of merchandise from the store over three separate occasions.

Police say the suspect stole a pressure washer during the morning of February 2, followed by returning 10 days later to steal a shop vacuum and drill set, and finally returning on February 19 to steal another shop vacuum along with an air compressor.

Security camera footage shows that the man drove the same vehicle (pictured below) to and from the store each time. Police described the vehicle as a gold sedan with damage to the back left bumper.


Police say the man came back to the store for a fourth time on Sunday, Feb. 27 in an attempt to steal more items but was stopped by a store manager.

Police added that the man purchased a Coca-Cola with a food stamp card. Upon further investigation, the loss prevention officer allegedly found a second card with the same full number used on February 3.

Police say there is one reference number on the card different between that of the suspect and the one found on Feb. 3. Police are unsure if these two cards are connected to the same person at this time.

Anyone with any information on this suspect, vehicle or series of thefts should call Sgt. Greg McGlynn at 330-270-5106 or message Austintown Police Department via their Facebook page.