Police need help catching 2 Key West thieves

A pair of thieves took $6,000 worth of rods and reels, police says


KEY WEST, Fla. – Two thieves stole more than $6,000 worth of rods and reels Tuesday in the Florida Keys' Stock Island area, police said Thursday.

About 2:40 a.m., the two thieves took the items out of four vessels at the Hurricane Hole Marina, 5130 U.S. 1, near the Key West Naval Station.

Monroe County Sheriff's Office deputies released 54 seconds of fuzzy surveillance video Thursday and were asking the public to help them identify the two thieves.

Detective Sheila Seago, the lead investigator in the case, said she hopes someone will recognize "distinctive clothing" or "the way they walk."

Police were asking anyone with information to call 305-292-7060 or 1-800-346-8477, or submit tips via e-mail at www.tipsubmit.com or via text message to 274637 using the keyword TIP136.