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Habitat Tucson asking for help catching thief

Claim man stole $4,000 since April
Habitat Tucson asking for help catching thief
Habitat Tucson asking for help catching thief
Posted at 6:23 PM, Aug 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-22 11:59:57-04

Tucson Police and Habitat for Humanity are looking for a man who they said stole thousands of dollars worth of materials from a project site. 

Habitat for Humanity CEO T. VanHook said the man has repeatedly stolen from the site at Elvira and Mission since April. Surveillance video shows the man in one of several Habitat for Humanity construction sites he's hit. 

He walks around the site appearing to look for something. Moments later, the alarm goes off. He returns, this time with a partner, and runs toward the surveillance camera to turn in it off. "He taunts us, it's a very malicious act the he's performing," VanHook said. 

In total, he's gotten away with $4,000 worth of tools, VanHook said. "These are houses that the community is coming together to build for families, so he's stealing from the families, from the community donors," she added. 

According to VanHook, the man, who is often with a partner, has not only stolen several items but also vandalized many other homes under construction. He has broken windows, security doors, and has really made a point of "smashing things," she said. At one point he took cameras and taken them off-site and left them in the middle of a field.

VanHook hopes someone will recognize the man seen in the the surveillance video, along with his partner.      

Call  88-CRIME if you have any information about who he is.