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Police arrest man accused of stealing boat propellers, other items from Portsmouth business; looking for 2 other suspects

PT Crofton Industries boat propeller theft (April 17)
PT Crofton Industries boat propeller theft (April 17)
PT Crofton Industries boat propeller theft (April 17)
PT Crofton Industries boat propeller theft (April 17)
Posted at 5:02 PM, Apr 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-13 20:01:00-04

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - Portsmouth Police have arrested one of the three people they say say stole several items, including boat propellers, from Crofton Industries in April.

Police say on April 17, three people broke into the business, located near Harper Avenue, and stole several large boat propellers, an outboard motor and loose steel.

The suspects were reportedly driving a white 2005-2009 Dodge Dakota that had an extended cab and a black racing stripe on the hood.

PT Crofton Industries boat propeller theft (April 17)
PT Crofton Industries boat propeller theft (April 17)

The police department announced on April 29 detectives recovered the stolen propellers.

On May 9, police arrested 53-year-old Kary Shoemaker and charged him with Grand Larceny and Destruction of Property.

Detectives are still looking for the other two suspects.

If you know where the other two people may be, you are asked to contact the Portsmouth Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division at 757-393-8536. You can also leave an anonymous tip by calling the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887) or submitting it via the P3Tips app or online at P3Tips.com.

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