On Monday morning, the Cedaredge Police Department (CPD) Facebook page released an announcement that law enforcement is seeking a man who, as indicated by surveillance footage, stole a chainsaw from the Cedaredge Big John’s Lumber location of Ace Hardware.

The theft reportedly took place around 1 p.m. Friday, according to CPD.

“Cedaredge Police Department is asking for assistance in identifying the individual in the pictures,” CPD said in the post.

Photos indicate that the perpetrator exited the store while holding the chainsaw behind his back.

Members of the community who know or suspect they know the identity or details pertaining to the perpetrator were instructed by CPD to report the information to Delta County Dispatch at 970-874-2015. Or, to remain anonymous, citizens can also contact Delta County Crime Stoppers at 970-874-8810.

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