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DCSO looking for man wanted for burglary at UNO research station

Posted at 11:15 AM, Jul 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-20 19:24:32-04

Thousands of dollars worth of equipment is gone at a UNO water research lab on the Elkhorn River.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Department said a man broke into the Elkhorn River Research Station near 244th and Q st. over the 4th of July week, and it was all caught on surveillance camera.

Deputies are hoping the video will help track the man down.

Chief Deputy Tom Wheeler said the man broke into the building and started throwing equipment into the water, including nine stainless steel tanks that are used to study how chemicals affect fish in the river.

The man has a tattoo on his back that Wheeler hopes will help identify him,

“We are hoping people recognize the tattoo, it says Sublime in an old English script style, there is a band Sublime and we hope somebody recognizes that,” he said.

Deputies are not sure it all the equipment missing was thrown into the lake or if some was stolen. There is a reward for a tip that leads to an arrest of the man. You can call 402-444-6000.

To see the full surveillance, watch the video above.