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Thief identified by gray hat, police say

By Len Righi, WFMZ.com Reporter
Published On: May 21 2013 08:43:19 AM CDT
Updated On: May 23 2013 03:24:05 PM CDT
EASTON, Pa. -

A man who stole a big-screen TV, as well as $7. 19 in change and various food items from a home, was identified by police by a gray hat he was trying to hide, officials said.

Terique E. Grayman was chased from a home at 326 Palmer St., Easton, by Alan Gray, after his wife Theresa discovered Grayman inside their kitchen at about 4 a.m. Sunday, officials said.

Alan Gray followed Grayman to the 200 block of West Williams Street, before Grayman headed off toward Davis and Palmer streets, officials said.

Grayman made off with a $329 40-inch Seiki TV, $4.19 in loose change, $3 from a money jar and various food items from the pantry and refrigerator, officials said.

The Grays described the thief as 5-feet 9-inches tall, weighing 250 pounds, and wearing a black shirt, light-colored jeans and a gray hat, officials said.

Based on the Grays' description, officers found Grayman in the 200 block of Palmer Street, trying to conceal a gray hat underneath his right arm, officials said.

Grayman, 23, of East St. Joseph St., Easton, was arraigned on charges of burglary, criminal trespass and theft and committed to the Northampton County Prison on $75,000 bail, according to court documents.

A preliminary hearing is set for 9 a.m. May 30.