The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man suspected of stealing a vehicle from the parking lot at 3812 Maiden Highway. The theft occurred on March 23, 2022.
Deputies were dispatched to that location after the owner reported his vehicle being stolen from the store parking lot. The owner said he left the keys in the vehicle and went inside to have lunch with his brother. The vehicle is a white four-door Mitsubishi Galant.
Surveillance shows a white male sitting on a bench in front of the store then walking to the vehicle. He entered through the driver’s side door and drove away south toward Lincolnton. On March 31, 2022 the vehicle was found abandoned in a church parking lot on Noles Drive in Mount Holly and recovered by Mount Holly Police.
The suspect is described as a white male, wearing brown boots, dark jeans, a white sweat shirt, and a white and blue hat with a red bill. Anyone knowing the identity of the suspect or with information on the theft is asked contact Detective J. Link at 704-732-9050, the Lincoln County Communications Center at 704-735-8202 or the Lincolnton/Lincoln County Crime Stoppers at 704-736-8909.