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Weber sheriff’s deputies hope to corral saddle thief

By Mark Shenefelt - | Aug 4, 2022
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Smith & Edwards Co. and the Weber County Sheriff's Office provided this surveillance photo of a man who stole a more than $2,000 from the store on July 26, 2022. Anyone with information about the theft is asked to call sheriff's detectives at 801-778-6631.
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Detail photo of a saddle stolen from a Weber County store on July 26, 2022.
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This undated photo shows a saddle reported stolen on July 26, 2022, from Smith & Edwards Co. in Weber County.

OGDEN — Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the brazen theft of an expensive saddle from a busy Weber County retail store.

“He walked in and loitered around and grabbed a saddle and walked right out the front door,” Lt. Colby Ryan, spokesperson for the Weber County Sheriff’s Office, said Thursday of the thief.

The theft occurred July 26 at Smith & Edwards Co., 3936 N. 2000 West.

The sheriff’s office posted a surveillance photo of the man on Facebook on Wednesday, along with pictures of the saddle, and asked for the public’s help to identify the man. Smith & Edwards posted the information on its social media on Tuesday.

The thief got away with a handmade D.L. Moe saddle worth more than $2,000, the sheriff’s office said. That value classifies the theft as a third-degree felony, Ryan said.

Witnesses said the man left in a gold-colored pickup truck, unknown make and model, with a chrome push bar. “It’s a vague vehicle description,” Ryan said. “If anybody has any information, we hope they will reach out to the sheriff’s office.”

Sheriff’s detectives can be reached at 801-778-6631. Callers are asked to reference case number 22WC28011.

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