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UPDATE: Suspected Bell and Bates thief arrested

The Quincy Police Department says it needs help identifying a man who stole two chainsaws from Bell and Bates on Monday.
The Quincy Police Department says it needs help identifying a man who stole two chainsaws from Bell and Bates on Monday.(WCTV)
Published: Aug. 25, 2020 at 1:13 PM EDT
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QUINCY, Fla. (WCTV) - The Quincy Police Department says it has arrested a 39-year-old man who stole chainsaws from Bell and Bates on Tuesday.

Belton Johnson was booked into the Gadsden County Jail on a felony theft charge, the press release said. He also had three other outstanding warrants that were not connected to the theft, QPD says.

According to police, Johnson grabbed the chainsaws and walked out of the store located at 10 North Duval St. without paying for them. The suspect was described as a black man wearing a gray hat, black shirt, gray pants and flip flops.

QPD says the public’s help led to this arrest.

QPD says if you know of a crime, reach out to Crime Stoppers at 850-574-TIPS and you may be eligible for a reward up to $3,000. You can also call QPD Captain Robert Mixson at 850-627-0138.

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