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Thousands of dollars in power tools allegedly stolen by Rome man

The alleged incident happened in late May 2019.

Posted: Jun 28, 2019 7:37 AM

ROME, N.Y. -- A Rome man is being accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of power tools from a Rome Residence, after he was hired to mow the lawn there.

Police say Kevin Lamb, 26 of Rome, is charged with burglary, petit larceny and possession of stolen property.

Lamb was allegedly hired in late May 2019, to mow the lawn at the house, along Pond Street in Rome. Police said lamb mowed half the lawn and then left.

He then apparantly pried open a door at the home to steal the tools. Police say the tools were recovered after he sold them to a local pawn shop.

He's set to appear in Rome City Court.

Police say Lamb has previously served two sentences in state prison for criminal mischief and for possession of stolen property.

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