The Conway Police Department is asking the public’s help identifying a man suspected of stealing trees from a local dentist office.
Spokesman LaTresha Woodruff said the theft suspect made off with more than a dozen trees valued at more than $1,000 from Wiedower Dentistry on 810 Salem Road on Oct. 19.
Wiedower Dentistry was able to capture surveillance footage of the theft suspect.
In the surveillance video posted to CPD’s Facebook page, the suspect is seen going back and forth to his vehicle with trees after the business had closed.
"After dark and while the business was closed, the suspect approached the business on foot and walked behind the business where the trees were waiting to be planted," Woodruff said. "The suspect spent some time looking through the selection of trees, which included Japanese Maples and Sugar Maples, and choosing which trees he wanted."
Surveillance footage also shows the suspect circling the business in what appears to be a silver Nissan Frontier earlier in the day.
At the time of the theft, the suspect parked his vehicle out of the camera’s view.
The suspect is seen making several trips to his truck, carrying stolen trees.
"The suspect didn’t stop after a single trip," Woodruff said. "Instead, he took several trips back and forth, allegedly taking over a dozen trees in the process. At one point, the suspect seems to have noticed the camera that was recording his activity. After appearing to consider his options for a few moments, the suspect decided to continue on with the theft, making several more trips back and forth between the trees and his truck."
Anyone with information that could lead to the identification of this suspect is asked to call CPD’s Criminal Investigation Division at 501-450-6130. Tipsters can remain anonymous by texting information to CRIMES (274-637) using the keyword "Conway" in the message.