MANTECA (CBS13) – A man dressed as a deputy is suspected of stealing power tools from a Home Depot in Manteca.

On October 26, 2016, the man walked into the store and threatened to use pepper spray. He then took the power tools and left, according to a Manteca Police Department statement.

The man is described as a Hispanic male in his 30s with a goatee. He was wearing a sheriff’s baseball cap, a green long-sleeved shirt, tan pants, and boots. He appeared to be wearing a bulletproof vest, but wasn’t carrying a badge or a gun.

He may have driven away in a black Ford Explorer.

Anyone with information about this incident asked to call Manteca Police Department Detective Aaron Montoya at (209) 456-8230.


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