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Brick Police Charge Local Man, 29, in String of Pool Filter Thefts

Handcuffs (Shorebeat File Photo/ banspy/ Flickr

Handcuffs (Shorebeat File Photo/ banspy/ Flickr)

Brick police have arrested and charged a 29-year-old man with in a string of thefts of pool filters and associated accessories.

Andrew Howard, 29, of Lakewood, was charged in four separate thefts after Detective Brenden Barnes began looking into possible connections between them and found that all of the victims had utilized the same local pool company for their pool service, Sgt. Larry Petrola said.

The name of the pool service company was not released by police.

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Howard turned himself in at Brick Township police headquarters July 29, where he was subsequently charged by Barnes with four counts of theft.

The approximate value of the items stolen was in excess of $3,000, said Petrola.

Howard was processed and released on a criminal summons with a pending court date. The investigation is continuing and anyone who believes that they may have additional information is being asked to contact Barnes at 732-262-4611.