HARDY - Investigators with the Franklin Co. Sheriff's Department with assistance from the Roanoke City Police Department, have arrested two men in connection with stolen property in the Hardy area.
David Ayers, 46, of Vinton and Michael Walters, 40 were arrested for possession of stolen property.
Deputies began investigating several break-ins of outbuildings and vehicles on August 23. Another break-in was linked to the original six break-ins on August 25. Items stolen included a firearm, weed eaters, water pump, tools and drills. Many of the stolen items have since been recovered, investigators say.
The investigation is ongoing and more charges may be pending.
Anyone with additional information is asked to call Sgt. Nolen at 540-483-6662.
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