Alcoa police looking for theft suspects

Alcoa police looking for theft suspects

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Alcoa Good Times in Alcoa, where thieves stole more than 20 sets of keys for ATVs Alcoa Good Times in Alcoa, where thieves stole more than 20 sets of keys for ATVs
ATVs inside Alcoa Good Times, the type keys were stolen for ATVs inside Alcoa Good Times, the type keys were stolen for
In the surveillance video, you see an older man with a walking stick. In the surveillance video, you see an older man with a walking stick.
The older man appears to be keeping watch, while the other guy pockets keys from the glove compartment. The older man appears to be keeping watch, while the other guy pockets keys from the glove compartment.

By MONA NAIR
6 News Reporter

ALCOA (WATE) – Police in Alcoa are looking for two men who targeted Alcoa Good Times, an ATV store. They stole the keys to 22 off-road vehicles.

Investigators ask that other dealerships be cautious. They're also hoping someone in the public recognizes the men.

"We're just shocked, the first thing we were shocked, then we were angry, and humiliated," said owner Jill Jansing.

In the surveillance video, you see an older man with a walking stick, and a younger man wearing a camouflage jacket.

"It was probably a father, son look. They looked normal," Jansing explained.

The older man appears to be keeping watch, while the other guy pockets keys from the glove compartment. Many of the off-road vehicles at the store cost up to $20,000.

"We had one person who kept the salesman busy, while the other person went around slowly and mischievously to each of the different units and took the keys," Jansing explained.

"We've seen in the past where these types of criminals go into car lots or businesses that sell ATV's, motorcycles, and come back within a certain number of days and steal everything they have a key for," explained Det. Kris Sanders with Alcoa PD, about how other dealerships need to watch out.

At Alcoa Good Times, they've since replaced the encoded keys, so the stolen ones can't be misused.

"We had to incur quite a bit of expense," Jansing said.

There's the expense and the feeling of being violated. The owners say what would make them feel better, is if someone recognizes the pair.

"I would love to see them get caught," Jansing said.

The older man with the cane is described as about 60 years old, with gray hair and a ponytail.

The other man was 30 to 35 years old, with brown hair, and missing a lot of teeth.

If you recognize the men, call the Alcoa Police Department at (865) 981-4111.

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