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Waco: Police Make Arrest In Battery Theft

Anthony Richards (Jail photo)

Anthony Richards (Jail photo)

WACO (February 26, 2013)—Anthony Richards, 25, was in the McLennan County Jail Tuesday, charged with burglary of a motor vehicle and a list of unrelated traffic violations after his arrest in connection with the theft of 10 batteries from a local business earlier this month.

Richards was arrested on Sunday on a warrant that was issued on Feb. 18.

An off-duty officer who became suspicious when someone arrived at a local recycling business on Feb. 7 with several new and used batteries to sell as scrap alerted on-duty officers who discovered the batteries had been stolen from the boats, the car and the camper at a business in the 3500 block of Franklin Avenue.

The batteries were worth about $1,000, but the person who sold them from scrap got only about $100, police said.

The batteries were returned to the business.

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