KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — Investigators are looking for a tall, slender man who stole batteries from several school buses in the early hours of Saturday, according to the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies say that between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. on Saturday, August 26, an unknown man was caught on camera removing batteries from school buses at Northwest Cabarrus Middle School.

The school district told Queen City News a total of 14 batteries were stolen from seven school buses. All batteries were replaced on Sunday. No service disruptions were reported.

The suspect is described as possibly being a white man in his early to mid-20s, standing between 6 feet, one inch, and 6 feet, 4 inches with a slender build.

Officials say the man was driving a dark-colored, 2021 to 2023 model Toyota Corolla or Camry.

Authorities confirmed the school district had to use state funding to replace the stolen batteries and it cost about $2,500.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office at 704-920-3000 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at cabarruscrimestoppers.com or call 704-93CRIME.