Thieves at large in county

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The Socorro County Sheriff's Department is searching for those responsible for a series of larcenies in Lemitar and Polvadera.

Deputy Ed Sweeney said SCSD has a partial description of the perpetrators, two men in a pickup who have been stealing items out of yards in the area over the last couple of weeks. One time, he said they were reported to have jumped out of their pickup and over a fence, stealing some tires.

"We ask that people report anything suspicious," Sweeney said. "We believe it's a pickup. If people in the area see someone hanging around for no reason, call us."

Deputy William Armijo said the thieves are stealing a lot of metal to sell to recyclers. He said the larcenies occur in the middle of the day. He said the pickup was also reported to have some kind of design painted on the side.

Anyone with information about these incidents should call the Socorro County Sheriff's Department at 575-835-0941.