Grand Theft Warrant Issued for Tampa Man
Law enforcement say the man stole more high priced machinery and a work truck.
Hillsborough County Sheriff's detectives are looking for a man who they say stole more than $50,000 in machinery from Baker Distributing Company on Anderson Road.
The crime happened on Nov. 3 when Carlos Portal, 40, removed
about $56,385 worth of air conditioners, copper wires, tubing, refrigerant parts, and $500 in cash from the business located 8110 Anderson Road, according to a sheriff's office report.
Portal loaded all of the items into a Baker Distributing 2005 Mitsubishi box truck and fled the scene.
A warrant for Grand Theft Auto has been issued in his arrest.
The estimated value of the loss, including the truck, is $71,385, the report said. The box truck has since then been recovered, but none of the stolen property has been found.
Anyone with any information reference the suspect(s) is asked to call the
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 247-8200 or anyone with any
information regarding the whereabouts of this suspect and who wants to be
eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS
(8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or text "CSTB
plus your tip" to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637).