- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) - Waterbury police say they used a GPS system found in a stolen van to track the theft of $60,000 worth of tires and rims to property owned by a local tire store.

The Republican-American reports (https://bit.ly/1IhxDGo ) police recovered the van on July 10 and with it evidence it had been used to steal tires from several local dealerships.

Police say information stored in the van’s GPS system showed them it had been driven to land owned by Tony’s Tires and Wheels in Middlebury.

Police say they charged 45-year-old Tony Lee Niemeyer with first-degree larceny after recovering the stolen goods from a trailer on the property.

Niemeyer was released on a $10,000 bond. A phone message seeking comment was left at his business on Tuesday.

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Information from: Republican-American, https://www.rep-am.com

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