Published: Mar 29, 2013 8:38 AM EDT

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help identifying a man who helped himself to an expensive piece of welding equipment on Saturday, January 19th, and walked out of Northern Tools, without paying.

After a few minutes of meandering through the store, deputies say a white male picked up a $650 Northern Industrial welders plasma cutter, and quickly walked out the front door. Witnesses saw the man enter a white, four-door vehicle, which was waiting for him outside the business.

Surveillance cameras captured an image of the suspect, who is believed to be in his mid 20s. Anyone with information on the identity, and whereabouts, of this individual is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000. Tips may also be made online at or by texting a tip to CRIMES (274637) Keyword: REWARD.