Whitman County Gazette 

Facebook helps find suspected tool thief


Pullman Police

Pullman police posted the pictures of the theft suspect and his car on Facebook.

PULLMAN - Pullman police used social media to have the public identify a man stealing tools from Pullman Building Supply on May 18.

Store security shared surveillance video with Pullman police officer Shane Emerson. The video showed a man placing tool belts and power tools in a cart, leave the store without paying, and drive away in a green Subaru Impreza. The stolen items are worth $1,479.

Pullman police posted a photo of the suspect and the Subaru on their Facebook page. A follower responded by contacting the police and identifying the suspect, according to a police report.

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