Chain Saw Theft Caught On Video

A man walks into a local small business and walks out with a $1,000 chain saw.

The only problem was he didn't pay for it.

But he was caught on video. Security cameras show the man as he walks in to Pruitt Outdoor Power at 45th & leavenworth around 7:45 Monday morning.

The suspect looks around, studies the assortment of chain saws, picks one up, looks over his shoulder and then walks out the front door.

A neighboring businessman saw the suspect walking down Leavenworth with the Stihl chain saw and alerted the owners at Pruitt of the theft.

Employees quickly searched the area but the thief got away.

“It's an alert to everybody attention,” Store Manager Tim Almgren said. “We've got security devices here but somebody as brazen as that can step right in and walk off with a $1,000 saw.”

Anyone with information about the theft is asked to call Omaha Police at 402-444-7867.

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