Facebook post about brazen chainsaw theft goes viral

(Randy Lively)

FRANKLIN Co., Va. (WSET) - Randy Lively, owner of C&R Lawnmower in Hardy, posted a surveillance video of a robbery that took place in his store on Tuesday.

Lively says he was in the back with another customer when it happened.

Since the video was posted, it has gotten over 3 million views.

According to Lively, within hours a Bedford County deputy messaged his son on Facebook, and said he was "90 percent sure" who the alleged suspect was.

Before getting so much support from the community, Lively says he was so upset about the theft that he was considering closing his shop.

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office says they are investigating this case.

According to Lively, an arrest warrant for the alleged robber has been filed.

This is a developing story, stay with ABC 13 for updates.

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