Facebook post leads deputies to suspects in cash register theft

Posted at 7:11 PM, Aug 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-24 20:00:01-04

HEBRON, Ky. -- A popular Greater Cincinnati produce stand is getting help from customers after an antique cash register was stolen from their counter.

Early Monday morning, two people vandalized the McGlasson's produce stand and took the register, the farm posted on Facebook.

The register didn't have any money in it, but it still had sentimental value. Lon McGlasson said they used to use it when the stand opened. The register had been there since 1960.

"That old one was heavy," McGlasson said. "I mean, it took two of them to carry it out."

The theft was caught on camera, and the family shared images on Facebook. The post got "quote a few responses" for authorities to investigation, McGlasson said. It was shared more than 2,000 times.

"We're interviewing a couple people as we speak," Major Tom Scheben with the Boone County Sheriff's Office told a reporter Wednesday.

Scheben said that the one-two punch of security cameras and social media can make a world of difference tracking down suspects, but it's still not a closed case.

"They do resemble them, but there are a lot of young white lads with short hair that are going to resemble them too," Scheben said.

He said he expected to have the case wrapped up late Wednesday or Thursday.