Notifications

Theft ring busted, police say

Police say they've broken a theft ring that has been targeting construction sites on the northeast Avalon Peninsula for months.
James Kelloway, left, and Robert Dyer, right, are accused of stealing tools and construction materials in eastern Newfoundland. (Glenn Payette/ CBC)

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary says it has broken a theft ring that's been targeting construction sites on the northeast Avalon Peninsula for months.

Police say two people took property from 15 different construction sites and sold them to a third man.

The stolen items include tools, plumbing supplies, lighting, appliances and electronics.

One of the accused men, Robert Dyer, 39, has been arrested and was scheduled to appear in court Thursday. Police said a warrant has been issued for Trevor Doyle, 32.

The police believe the two men took the materials and sold them to James Kelloway, 44.

Kelloway has also been arrested and is expected to face seven possession of stolen property charges.

The arrests come after an investigation that began in June after a break and enter at Kenmount Terrace in St. John's.

Police said they found expensive tools they believe were stolen when they searched Kelloway's house Wednesday night.

Some of the tools St. John's police seized during a search Wednesday night.