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'Bug' Helps Lead Police to Stolen Train Sets

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PROVO, Utah (AP) -- An electronic "bug" helps lead police to several stolen train sets.

Authorities say an antique-train dealer planted the "bug" after getting tired of being robbed. He had apparently been burglarized several times in the past year.

However, the most recent burglary was this week. That's when a police report says an intruder broke into a warehouse in Provo. Officers say the thief then pried open the locked doors and stole several train sets, including a box containing the tracking device.

Police then traced the boxes to a trailer in a campground. During the search, officers say they found several boxes of stolen train sets valued at more than $1,000.

A 33-year-old man was arrested and booked into jail for investigation of burglary of a non-dwelling and possession of stolen property.


Information from: Deseret Morning News,

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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