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2 Men Arrested in Theft of Antiques to Sell for Scrap Metal

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Migail Benjamin Hunter Migail Benjamin Hunter
John Wesley Strand John Wesley Strand

SALISBURY, Md.- Police have arrested two Salisbury men accused of breaking into a home and stealing a large amount of antiques and collectibles in order to sell them to a scrap metal dealer.

Migail Benjamin Hunter and John Wesley Strand, both 37, are each charged with first-degree burglary, theft: $1,000-$10,000 and malicious destruction of property.

Salisbury police said the arrests of the two men stemmed from a burglary investigation that got under way June 12. Police said that approximately 600 pounds of brass, pewter and silver antiques and collectibles had been stolen from a home on the 300 block of North Division Street during the preceding two-week period. The combined value of the stolen items is estimated at more than $5,000, authorities said.

Police said the investigation determined Hunter and Strand sold the precious metal items to a scrap dealer during the same time frame of the burglary.

Following their arrests on the aforementioned charges, Hunter was ordered held on $40,000 bond and Strand was ordered held on $25,000 bond.

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