Weber sheriff’s deputies hope to corral saddle thief
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.