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Storage unit break-in suspect is sought

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ELM CITY — Sheriff’s deputies are seeking the public’s help to identify a man who broke into storage units and stole televisions and other personal items earlier this month.

The break-ins happened around 4 p.m. March 6 at Quality Mini Storage, 907 N. Parker St. Wanda Samuel, Wilson County Sheriff’s Office chief of staff, said a black man driving an early 2000s model Chevrolet Tahoe SUV used bolt cutters to cut the locks from several storage units.

The thief removed items including TVs, a window air conditioning unit and camping equipment, Samuel said.

Deputies released surveillance images from Quality Mini Storage showing the white Chevy Tahoe with chrome rims, white painted side mirrors, a sunroof and dark-tinted windows.

Authorities hope someone who recognizes the vehicle will provide tips allowing investigators to identify a suspect in the thefts.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office at 252-237-2118.

From staff reports