Police: Man stealing restaurant urinal pipes
Suspect caught on camera at McDonald's
Daytona Beach police have released surveillance video of the man they believe is stealing pipes from restaurant bathrooms.
Officers told Local 6 the man first targeted the bathroom of the Pizza Hut at 500 S. Atlantic Ave. on Saturday. They believe the man entered the bathroom with a "bluish-green backpack" and stayed inside for about 10 minutes.
After the man left, a Pizza Hut worker checked the bathroom and found a 2-foot metal pipe connected to the urinal was taken. The employee also noted both urinal handles were removed.
Investigators received a call about a similar crime the next day at the McDonald's at 3001 N. Atlantic Ave. Police believe the man stole a pipe connected to one of the urinals in the fast food restaurant's bathroom.
Workers described the suspect as a white man, about 6 feet tall and 200 pounds. He was wearing a light colored baseball cap, a black jacket, a gray T-shirt and blue jeans. Surveillance video shows him carrying a "soft-type lunch box" over his shoulder.
The stolen pipes are valued at $400, according to Daytona Beach investigators.
Anyone with information about the suspect or the crime is asked to text the information to "CRIMES" (274637) and begin the message with "DBTIPS."
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