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Police need help finding suspected tires and rims thief

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Toledo police need your help finding a man they say is responsible for stealing the tires and rims from a truck.

Police need your help finding 28-year-old Christopher Draper. According to court documents, Draper "took three tires and rims that were on the truck."

It happened on Waybridge road in Toledo. Officers picked up another suspect. They say he confessed and told detectives, "Draper was with him at the scene and took the wheels off the victim's truck."

The city has had a big problem with this type of crime. Officers are following leads in thirty other cases where someone stole tires and rims and left the victim's vehicles on bricks.

The culprits struck again overnight on Crawford. The victim didn't want to show his face. He says he was headed to work

"There was a car parked across the street. I didn't see anybody, but I came outside and as soon as I got on the porch they took off. I came out and startled them. They had all the lug nuts off the front wheels. They didn't get the chance to get the wheels off," the victim says. 

He says the thieves worked quickly. Just like other cases, they used garden bricks to prop up the truck.

"The got the back ones, and they were in the process of getting the front ones," the victim says. "When they left, they left their jacks and took off." 
          
Police believe the crooks are cruising store parking lots and neighborhoods and following people home. If you know anything about the crimes, you're asked to call police at 419-936-3430.

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