Homeowners rattled after cabin crook prowls remote, wooded areas

ASHFORD, Wash. -- A burglar with a recognizable hoodie has targeted a cabin in Pierce County.

The man, wearing a hoodie with a bright "Fab Shop" logo on it, is seen on video entering the cabin on Oct. 12 and stealing several items, including tools, a DVD player and an air rifle.

Fab Shop is a business out of Edgewood that builds customized equipment, like work trucks and tractors. Detectives say they've checked with the business, who does not recognize the suspect.

"Ashford is right up next to Mt. Rainier, so the homes over there are pretty spread out, lots of forest area, hard for neighbors to see if someone is breaking into someone's home, so this guy is using that to his advantage," said Pierce County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Darren Moss, Jr. "Fortunately we have video footage of him, and we're hoping that we can catch this guy."

Surveillance video shows the suspect running from the cabin, towards a U-Haul truck seen parked in the distance.

The cabin is located on Mount Tahoma Canyon Road.

"Somebody like this who`s willing to break into someone`s house, we want that person caught immediately," Moss said.

If you recognize him, or maybe know someone matching his description who had a U-Haul truck back around October 12th, use the P3 Tips App on your smart phone to submit your information to Crime Stoppers, or call the hot line at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477). It's always anonymous and you'll get a cash reward up to $1,000 if your tip helps lead to his arrest.