Crowley Police officials are asking for help from the public in identifying a suspect who allegedly stole merchandise from the Crowley Stine store and assaulted a store employee who attempted to stop the crime.

Crowley Police officials say the suspect is seen on surveillance video stealing a $1,000 pressure washer from the home improvement store. The reason the thief was so successful in his thieving was that he allegedly pepper-sprayed an employee's eyes.

The suspect allegedly took a Stihl pressure washer and was waltzing out the door when the manager tried to stop the thief.

Officials with the Crowley Police Department say the suspect is described as a black male who was wearing dark coveralls at the time of the theft. He was also wearing a mask along with a white covering on his head. He is described as being of medium build.

Police say this man fled in a 4-door pick-up truck, but no further details were provided.

There are several ways to anonymously turn in information about who this person might be, and you might even make some money by giving the tip. You can call the Acadia Parish Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 337-789-TIPS(8477). Another anonymous way to give information is by downloading the P3 app on any mobile device. If you are the person that's information leads to the arrest of this theft you could make up to $1,000 bucks.

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