A man stealing from vehicles in Tamaqua this morning (Monday, August 24, 2015) was scared away after confronted by an observant resident. The incident occurred along the 200 block of West Cottage Avenue around 5:45 AM.
The resident told TamaquaArea.com that he chased after the man a short distance. He added that the thief got away when he ran up Lehigh Street. The thief left some of the stolen items on the iron steps.
It was later determined that various tools, electronics and other belongings were missing from multiple vehicles.
The thief was described as:
– white male,
– thin build,
– about 5-foot 5-inches tall,
– possibly in his 30’s or early 40’s,
– wearing a grey ball cap,
– wearing a dark grey t-shirt,
– black shoes with red soles,
– multi-colored waling shorts (re/blue/green).
If you have any information, call Tamaqua Police Department at 570-668-5000.