APD NEWS RELEASE: Asheville Police seek machete-wielding burglar

From Asheville Police Department:

Asheville, NC (Jan. 14, 2022):   Asheville Police are on the lookout for a burglar who possessed a machete as he broke into a residential garage in the 100 block of S. French Broad Ave. early hours on Jan. 12.

The suspect was caught on surveillance video carrying a machete as surveilled a home on S French Broad Ave. before breaking inside Wednesday.  He then stole various tools, three flashlights, a collectible lighter (picture attached), and a knife, as well as a unique cordless power flaring tool (picture attached).

Investigators describe the suspect as a white male, 20-30 years of age, slender build around 5’ 10” tall.  He was wearing black sneakers with white soles, light blue jeans, a gray-green hooded coat, and carrying a backpack.  He was also brandishing a 2-foot long machete.

If anyone has any information about the identity of this suspect, please call Asheville Police at (828) 252-1110.  You can also anonymously share information by texting TIP2APD to 847411, or use the TIP2APD smartphone app.

(Photos attached of suspect, collectible lighter (stolen) and unique cordless power flaring tool (stolen)

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