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Sherman Police ask for help in identifying accused car thief

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SHERMAN, TX-- Sherman Police are looking for a break-in bandit they said burglarized several cars.  The accused thief was caught on camera.

The break-in happened earlier this month, but now Sherman Police have released surveillance photos of the man caught on camera. They're hoping someone might recognize him and help bring him to justice.

A new chain wraps around the gate of Tom's Auto Body Center after Sherman Police said a man burglarized several vehicles.

"There was a lot of stereos, car stereos that were taken after market and some custom stereos that were in there. Plus a set of tires," Sgt. D.M. Hampton said.

Lauri Hanson works with the auto center and said they're offering a reward for new information.

"Tom is offering a $250 reward for arrest, identity and conviction," Owner Operator at A-1 Towing Lauri Hanson said.

Surveillance images show the car the man was driving and police believe he could be from Oklahoma.

"It doesn't appear the vehicle had a front license plate which tends us to believe it may be from Oklahoma," Hampton said.

Images show the man may wear a frohawk hairstyle and have a tattoo on his upper right arm.

"We struggle to get by. And then on top of that when people come in and steal from us, we have to go buy 7 thousand dollars worth of cameras to protect our property," Hanson said.

Hanson said they already had locks and gates to protect the vehicles, but that it didn't stop this break-in.

"I wish people would just go get a job. Yeah they are hard to do, but it’s so much better than taking something that doesn't belong to you," Hanson said.

Sherman Police said the next time you leave your vehicle remember to lock it up so something like this doesn't happen again.