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Two suspects get away with wrench after being caught stealing from Black Lumber



Police are looking for a man and woman after Michael O'Mahoney, the vice president of local lumber and hardware store Black Lumber, caught them around noon Tuesday stealing from the store.

Bloomington Police Department Captain Ryan Pedigo said O'Mahoney saw a multiracial man and a multiracial woman walking around the store. The man had a Makita impact wrench in his hand. O'Mahoney saw the woman place a cordless drill battery in her purse. 

Pedigo said a store employee confronted the suspects about stealing. They fled the store, but the woman dropped her purse on the way out. Her purse contained a cordless drill battery, valued at $50, and an empty box for the Makita impact wrench the man was holding, valued at $120. The couple left the store with the impact wrench. 

The investigation is active. 

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