Two men have been arrested for stealing car parts from automotive repair shops and used car dealers in the Chesterfield, VA, area. The pair stole batteries, catalytic converters, copper wire and even bumpers. The thefts have been taking place for more than a year.
Below is the article as it appeared on the Richmond Times-Dispatch website.
Two arrested in thefts from Chesterfield auto businesses
By Mark Bowes
April 05, 2011
CHESTERFIELD, VA Chesterfield police have arrested two men who they say stole copper wire, batteries, catalytic converters and other car parts from used car dealers and auto repair shops for more than a year along the Jefferson Davis Highway corridor near state Route 10.
Kenneth P. Sprouse and James C. Strickland, both 25 and from the 13400 block of Bermuda Place Drive, were arrested last Wednesday and charged with more than 20 offenses, including grand larceny, possession of burglary tools and theft with the intention to sell stolen property.
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