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DECATUR — A Decatur man accused of stealing several high-value power tools from a job site in Bloomington and selling three of them at a Decatur pawn shop was arrested Wednesday on a theft charge while already in custody, police said.

A sworn Decatur police affidavit said officers were sent on Tuesday to the 1600 block of East Eldorado Street after a suspicious vehicle with a hole in its windshield and power tools in the backseat was reported in a parking lot.

The affidavit said a witness pointed out two men walking along Eldorado when officers arrived by saying "those are the guys," and they fled. Police caught up with one suspect, a 41-year-old man who was taken into custody on an active warrant from Bloomington, the affidavit said. The man was searched, and a receipt showing three power tools were sold for $250 at a pawn shop was found in his pants pocket, the affidavit said.

The power tools were traced to a job site in Bloomington, and the owner confirmed 12 power tools had been reported stolen May 10. The man, who was being held in the Macon County Jail on the warrant, was then arrested on a preliminary charge of possession of stolen property, which is subject to review by the state's attorney's office. He was being held in the jail in lieu of $25,000 bond.


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