$320K in stolen chainsaws, trimmers, hedgers recovered from California burglary ring, report says
TULARE COUNTY, Calif. - A burglary ring that racked up chainsaws and other power tools and small engine equipment has been disbanded in Southern California, police said Wednesday, according to the Fresno Bee.
Two men were arrested, as 1,100 weed trimmers, hedgers and other equipment was recovered, Tulare County Acting Sheriff Mike Boudreaux said, reports the paper.
Boudreaux said the equipment was valued at $320,000 and more arrests are likely.
The equipment was stolen from all over Southern California and some was even taken from Ohio, the sheriff said.
Authorities were reportedly led to the men through a tip and the equipment was recovered during raids of four storage sheds.
Police say the men were selling the equipment online and at swap meets, the Bee reported.