Wanted Wednesday: Man accused of trying to steal $4,000 worth of GPS dog collars


This week's Wanted Wednesday is a man with over 20 different aliases and a criminal history spanning more than 25 years.

Alachua County deputies say his latest crime involves trying to steal thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from Bass Pro Shop.

Alachua County Sheriff's spokesman Art Forgey said 55 year old Steven Dacurro and his accomplice Sean McNamara walked into Bass Pro Shop and attempted to steal more than $4,000 worth of GPS dog tracking collars.

" They took four thousand dollars worth of these collars went into a hunting area and opened up a deer feeder box and put their 4 thousand dollars worth of dog collars in that box," Forgey said.

When confronted by loss prevention the two men ran leaving the collars behind.

McNamara was later arrested, but Dacurro managed to get away and is now wanted for third degree felony larceny.

Forgey said Dacurro has a lengthy criminal history which includes multiple charges of grand theft.

" He is not new to this. It appears to be a lifestyle for him. I would say that any merchant he approaches until we can get him into custody is at risk to have thievery."

Forgey said that in addition to being a danger to shop owners Dacurro may also be a danger to the public.

" He has to know that we're probably looking for him." Forgey said. "So that makes him a dangerous person knowing that he's wanted and that right around the next corner somebody could be there to take him into custody."

Dacurro is 5'10, 170 pounds and has a tattoo on his right arm.

If you have any information call Crimestoppers at 352-372-STOP

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