According to a news release from Chief Deputy Steve Hoggard, at or about 1 pm on Friday, March 1, the Dare Sheriff’s School Resource Officer, working at the Cape Hatteras Secondary School, received a report from a person participating in the School Career Day that their vehicle had been stolen from the School parking lot.
Upon review of video cameras in the area, it was discovered that the theft occurred earlier that day at 9:38 am. The suspect is described as a white male, 5’5” to 5’6” in height, with medium length brown hair, under 20 years old, wearing a brown “hoodie”.
It was later discovered that someone fitting the above description used a credit card that was found in the vehicle in the Norfolk, Va., area. The Norfolk Va. Police Department Auto Theft Squad was notified and is working with Dare Investigators.
The vehicle is a silver 2007 Toyota Tundra truck, NC registration OBX22354, and has not been reported recovered at this time.
If the vehicle is spotted please call Dare 911 or your local 911 dispatch.
If there are persons that have information regarding this crime, they are urged to call Dare Central at 252-473-3444, or Sergeant Doug Oberbeck at 252-475-9355.
The Toyota truck stolen from the Cape Hatteras Secondary School on Friday, March 4, has been recovered, abandoned, by the Virginia Beach Police Department within their jurisdiction.
Virginia Beach dispatched a forensic evidence unit to process the vehicle. Dare County investigators are working with the Virginia authorities to identify a suspect. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.
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