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Quincy Police: Man arrested after stealing chainsaws from Bell & Bates Home Center

Posted at 12:33 PM, Aug 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-28 11:19:14-04

The Quincy Police Department has arrested the suspect who they say stole two chainsaws from Bell & Bates full-service home center on Monday.

With assistance from the community, police identified the suspect as 39-year-old Belton Johnson as the person who stole the chain saws from Bell and Bates.

He was booked into the Gadsden County Jail for Felony Theft.

Police say he was also booked into the jail on three other warrants that were unrelated to the theft charge.


The Quincy Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect who stole two chainsaws from Bell & Bates full-service home center.

Police say the incident happened at Bell & Bates Home Center located at 10 N. Duval Street in Quincy on Monday.

The man entered the store, grabbed two chainsaws then left the store without paying for them.

QPD says he was wearing a grey hat, black shirt, grey pants, and flip flops.

Anyone who can identify the suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS (8477).

You may be eligible for a reward to up to $3,000.

Individuals may also call Captain Robert Mixson at (850) 627-0138.