Mount Prospect police have charged two men with felony theft after they took a large quantity of metal concrete forms and parts from a storage yard, according to police reports. The men admitted selling more than $13,000 in items for $200 to a metal recycler in Elk Grove Village, police said.
James A. Verity, 21, of the 1200 block of Thornwood Drive, Schaumburg, and Michael A. Barnett, 26, of the 0-100 block of Regent Circle, Schaumburg, were arrested around 5 p.m. April 8 at the police department, 112 E. Northwest Hwy., and charged.
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Police reports said a witness saw them take the concrete forms out of a storage lot at 2240 S. Busse Road around 5 p.m. April 7. An officer stopped their pickup truck because it resembled the truck the witness saw them use.
According to reports, the two men admitted selling 100 bridges, 100 pins, 200 form ties, 100 corners, 200 form locks and a wheelbarrow, valued at $13,280, for $200 to G & M Metal in Elk Grove Village. Items valued at $3,300 were recovered.