Man Steals Generator in Methuen During Snowstorm, Power Outage

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A bold thief braved the recent snowstorm and power outage to steal a family’s backup generator, Methuen police say.

In the early morning hours of Friday, March 9, a male suspect drove past the home on Morgan Drive and circled back when he saw the generator hooked up next to the garage. Surveillance video captured the suspect, wearing sweatpants, a sweatshirt and hat, unplugging the generator, disconnecting it from the home and stealing it.

The generator is a black and orange Generac XT model.

Anyone with information on the theft is asked to call Officer Pekarski at 978-983-8698.