Police continue search for stolen tools

The Juneau Police Department is searching for $900 worth of tools that were reported stolen from a vehicle in downtown Juneau two months ago.

The vehicle rifling happened in the 300 block of Gastineau Avenue sometime during the night of April 6, JPD Lt. Scott Erickson said in a news release Wednesday. JPD and the Juneau Crime Line highlighted the theft as the “Crime of the Week” to solicit tips from the public.

The items reported stolen include a Dewalt jigsaw, a Makita drill and impact drill kit, a Rigid finish nailer, a 770 Skilsaw with worm drive and a tool belt with various other tools.

JPD spokesperson Erann Kalwara said the tools’ estimated value was $912. The tools’ owner wrote and carved his name on several of the tools, making them easily identifiable, Kalwara said. The name of the victim was not released.

Kalwara said there were no reported signs of forced entry on the car, despite the car’s owner telling police that he locked the car the night before. The car’s two right side doors were found unlocked after the rifling.

The Crime Line is offering cash rewards up to $1,000 for any person who comes forward with a tip that leads to an arrest. Tipsters can anonymously send information to juneaucrimeline.com, or call JPD at 586-0600.

• Contact reporter Paula Ann Solis at 523-2272 or paula.solis@juneauempire.com.

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