Man accused of stealing $12K worth of power tools in Sioux Falls, according to court documents




  • In US
  • 2022-01-14 20:48:42Z
  • By Argus Leader

A Sioux Falls man is accused of stealing $12,000 worth of power tools over a series of months, according to court documents.

Between March 2021 and June 2021, the 34-year-old made a series of stops at Runnings where an employee would help the suspect order numerous Stihl brand power tools, according to court documents.

The employee would register each tool on the Stihl website so the items could be covered by the warranty and give the suspect a ticket to hand over at the register, according to court documents. Instead of going to the register, the suspect would walk out the store and drive his vehicle to the loading dock where the items were prepped and given to the suspect.

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The suspect took nearly $12,000 worth of tools before the employee noticed that the suspect had never paid for the items, according to court documents.

The store manager tried to contact the suspect about the stolen merchandise, according to court documents. The suspect denied taking any of the tools.

The suspect is charged with two counts of grand theft, according to court documents.

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This article originally appeared on Sioux Falls Argus Leader: Sioux Falls man accused of stealing $12K worth of power tools

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