Police: Man in yellow kayak steals 2 pricey fishing reels

South Kingstown Fishing Thief

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — Police in South Kingstown are asking for the public’s help in identifying the person suspected of stealing two expensive fishing reels from a boat docked at a marina earlier this month.

South Kingstown police in a Facebook post Monday said the male suspect was seen in the early morning hours of July 8 on video surveillance approaching the Point Judith Marina on a yellow kayak.

Moments later, the same person wearing a light-colored hat and with a mask pulled over his face, is seen stealing two Lindgren-Pitman S-1200 Electric fishing reels from the deck of the docked vessel.

According to the company’s website, the reels sell for about $5,500 each.

Anyone with information about the theft is asked to contact South Kingstown police.

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