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Calgary police lay charges following recovery of over $25,000 in stolen tools

Calgary police have laid charges following the recovery of more than $25,000 in tools.

CALGARY — Calgary police have laid charges following the recovery of more than $25,000 worth of stolen tools.

Early in the morning on Apr. 28, a worker at a construction site located in Cranbrook Gardens S.E. found all the locks to his storage trailer had been cut and all of his tools had been stolen.

After discussions with another contractor, it became clear they had also become the victim of theft and their tools had been stolen during the same time period.

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Later in the day, one of the victims found several of his tools being advertised online and notified police.

Police were then able to locate the suspect at a home along Douglas Circle S.E.

Following a search warrant, police found more than 80 stolen tools, totalling over $25,000.

Nicholas Burrows, 34, has been charged with one count each of mischief to property under $5000, theft under $5000 and possession for the purpose of trafficking in stolen property.

Investigators are also now in the process of finding the rightful owners of some of the tools recovered.

They are asking anyone who may have been a recent victim of theft to file a police report that includes identifying marks and the serial numbers for the stolen items.