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    2 accused of stealing nearly $12K in tools and equipment

    By Evan Anstey,


    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Buffalo police said they’ve arrested two people in relation to the theft of nearly $12,000 in tools and equipment on Seneca Street.

    Police said the thefts took place nearly a week ago, on June 5. According to police, two men entered a construction site on the street’s 900 block by climbing a security fence before proceeding to cut the lock on a shed containing tools. Police said this took place at approximately 3:40 a.m.

    The suspects, who are both Buffalo residents, were identified as 26-year-old Colton Schultz and 31-year-old Richmond Gibson. They were arrested the following day and charged with grand larceny, criminal trespassing and criminal mischief. Schultz was additionally accused of criminal possession of stolen property.

    Police said the tools and equipment have been recovered and returned to their owner.

    Evan Anstey is an Associated Press Award, JANY Award and Emmy-nominated digital producer who has been part of the News 4 team since 2015. See more of his work here and follow him on Twitter .

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