- Associated Press - Thursday, September 7, 2017

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) - Two Butte men are charged with felony burglary of a business after the victim spotted one of the stolen items on a classifieds website.

The Montana Standard reports (https://bit.ly/2xRQhC1 ) employees of a tech company across the street from the law enforcement station reported a burglary on Sept. 1. The business lost more than $5,000 in computers, hard drives and other miscellaneous items, including a coffee pot.

Butte-Silver Bow County Undersheriff George Skuletich says one of the victims called police to say he’d spotted the coffee pot on a classifieds website and had arranged to meet the seller. Officers accompanied the victim.

Two roommates - 34-year-old Justin Whittington and 49-year-old Jeffery Fahnestock - were arrested. They appeared in Justice Court Wednesday where bail was set at $10,000 each. Court officials say they do not yet have attorneys.

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Information from: The Montana Standard, https://www.mtstandard.com


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