On 7-24-13 at approximately 1:30 pm the Clare County Sheriff Department responded to Jay’s Sporting Goods in Grant Township for a retail fraud complaint. Upon arrival Deputies found that two males had stolen fishing equipment, estimated to cost $1460, by removing fishing reels from the boxes and leaving the empty boxes in a corner area of the store. Taken were: 1 Swimano Stella 2500FE Fishing Reel estimated value $730; 1 Swimano Sustain 3000FG reel estimated at $330; 1 Swimano Stradic C14 Fishing Reel estimated at $200; and 1 Flueger Fishing Reel estimated at $200. The younger male is approx. 6’00 180 lbs, with short brown hair and facial hair, wearing a gray shirt and black shorts, and has a cast on his right foot. The older male is approx. 5’9 heavy build with gray / black hair, wearing a gray shirt, khaki shorts, and black shoes. It is believed the males may have left the scene in a silver or tan colored Ford style car.
Anyone with any information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Clare County Sheriff’s Office Detective Division at 989-539-7166. Thank you.