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NYPD searching for steam roller thief caught on surveillance

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Police are searching for this man, who stole a steam roller on April 17. (Photo: NYPD)

Police are searching for this man, who stole a steam roller on April 17. (Photo: NYPD)

NEW YORK (PIX11) – Car jacking is a crime most are familiar with, but what about steam-roller jacking?

Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a man who was seen on surveillance video stealing a steam roller on April 17.

The suspect walked into the parking lot of 1282 Easy Gun Hill Road at 11:25 a.m., where he got into a  parked steam roller and drove off with it.

Anyone with information in regards to this grand larceny is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.