WORCESTER, Mass. (WHDH) -
Police have arrested a man they say stole nearly a dozen snow blowers and stored them in his backyard.
Anthony Beeso, the suspect's brother says he has no idea why his brother would be breaking the law or what he planned on doing with the equipment
“The way snow blowers are, they cost a lot of money and how many they found here was a lot,” Beeso said.
Police say they got a call Sunday night that a man had broken into a shed on Mill Street and the suspect put a bulky, awkward snow blower into the trunk of his car and drove off.
A short time later police got another call of a break in, this time on Seminole Drive. Witnesses there told police the suspect's getaway car had a snow blower in the trunk.
“This individual was located not far from the scene of both incidents. Both incidents were in adjacent neighborhoods and this individual basically lived with the area,” Worcester Police Sgt. Kerry Hazelhurst said.
By the time police arrived at the suspect's home on Main Street they found nine other snow blowers, three containers of gasoline, a lawn mower and a portable heater.
The suspect's brother says he feels terrible for the victims.
“I hope they got their snow blowers back. If I would have known, I would have called police myself, but I didn't know,” Beeso said.
Police are trying to figure out who owned the snow blowers and return them to their owners.