Marion County sheriff asking for help in nabbing appliance bandit

Marion County sheriff’s deputies are seeking help in identifying a bandit who has been vandalizing vacant homes.

Marion County sheriff’s deputies are searching for the man pictured above, who is accused of breaking into vacant homes and stealing appliances.

Sheriff’s deputies say the man, pictured above, has been entering the houses and taking appliances. Anyone with information about the man or the crimes is asked to call the sheriff’s office at (352) 732-9111.

Those wishing to make anonymous tips can call Crime Stoppers of Marion County at (352) 368-STOP (7867). Tips can also be submitted at www.ocalacrimestoppers.com.

For Crime Stoppers, please reference 19-63 in your tip. Also, if you use Crime Stoppers and your tip leads to an arrest, you may be eligible for a cash reward.