Madison County Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating recent larcenies from area Tops Supermarkets. The larcenies involve unknown males entering the stores, proceeding to the meat section, taking several packages of meat and leaving the store.

The male places the packages of meat under his outer garment (in one instance, a jacket, the other a sweatshirt) and leaves without paying.

Two incidents have taken place at the Tops Supermarket on Route 5 in Canastota on March 10th and 25th, and two incidents at the Tops Supermarket on Route 5 in Sherrill, on March 24th and 25th. The male involved with the March 25th at both locations is the same subject. In all incidents, the value of the meat taken is several hundred dollars each time.

Madison County Sheriff Allen Riley is seeking the public’s help in identifying this thief. Anyone who may recognize these males is asked to contact Madison County Sheriff’s Deputies at (315) 366—2311, or the City of Sherrill Police Department at (315) 363-3200.Tips will remain confidential.