1971 Corvette stolen from Brown County home found, thief at-large

Investigators identified a suspect in the theft of the Corvette. He appears to have a large cross tattooed on his left forearm. Inset shows detail of suspect's cap. (Photos provided by Brown County Sheriff's Office)

BROWN COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) - The Brown County Sheriff's Office recovered a stolen vintage 1971 Corvette Friday night, a day after it was stolen at a home in Brown County.

The car was found abandoned in a parking lot in Allouez. The person who stole it remains at-large, but investigators are confident they'll make an arrest.

On Aug. 15, the classic blue 'Vette with a Wisconsin Collector plate went missing from a home on Dickinson Rd. in the Town of Morrison.

The sheriff's office says an observant citizen remembered seeing the classic Corvette at Festival Foods on University Ave. around 9:15 that night.

Security video from the supermarket appears to show a bearded white man with a large cross tattooed on his left forearm concealing merchandise while he was in the store.

The thief is believed to have a hand injury that was bleeding at the time of the car theft.

The 1971 Corvette was one of the last years to have front and rear chrome bumpers.

Sheriff's Detective Matthew Omdahl tells Action 2 News the car will be tested for fingerprints and other forensic evidence.

He said the classic sports car appears to be in good shape, there was no obvious significant damage. He said there were some scratches that "looked fresh" but he doesn't know if the car had those scratches before it was stolen.

If you have information, call the Brown County Sheriff's Office at 920-366-0147.