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Crime Trackers: The Grinch who stole golf car batteries

TUCSON – The Pima County Sheriff’s Department is on the lookout for a thief who was caught on camera stealing golf car batteries.

Authorities say the thief cut through a fence and climbed over razor wire, causing more than $1,000 worth of damages at a local golf car dealership, Coyote Golf Cars.

“We do a great job of securing this place – video, infrared perimeters, eight feet razor wire fence and such,” Chris Collins, the operations director said.

However, a woman managed to get into the facility. Collins alerted PCSD to the break-in on Nov. 26 at 2:30 a.m. He said he watched it unfold live on his phone.

He then called 911. Within minutes, Pima County Sheriff’s Department deputies showed up at the scene.

“They checked the business. They made sure everything was secure,” Deputy Dan Jelineo said. “They made sure everything was secure. They couldn’t find a location or entry point the suspect had entered or left.”

As soon as it was daylight, the employees looked around and discovered several starting batteries inside the golf cars were stolen. Collins gave the video to PCSD and shared on social media.

“You are stealing from people who are providing for their families and that sort of thing. It affects our bottom line,” he said.

Anyone with information is advised to call 88-CRIME or 911.

EDITOR’S NOTE: News 4 Tucson Digital Content Producer Anthony Victor Reyes contributed to this report.

Lupita Murillo

Lupita Murillo

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