Posted July 13, 2018 08:00:47A man from South Wales, England, has been arrested in connection with the theft and fraudulent selling of over a million dollars worth of building materials from the Capitol building, it was announced on Thursday.
Key points:The South Wales man was arrested after police received a tip that he had been distributing materials from a building supplierThe suspect allegedly stole more than $3 million worth of items from the building materials warehouseMr Scott Wills was arrested by police after he allegedly sold the materials online and later posted on social media that he was selling the materials at a local garage sale.
He was arrested at his home in South Wales after police became aware of the material and began investigating.
Police said he was arrested in the early hours of Wednesday after a tip-off from a member of the public.
“Officers have identified a suspicious person who is in possession of a large quantity of building building materials,” a statement from South West Police said.
“The suspect is currently in custody in South West Wales and has been charged with theft over $1 million, fraudulently purchasing property and supply and supply of false information to an authority.”
If you have information about this, please contact South West Detectives on 101.
“It was not immediately clear if he was a resident of South Wales.
He is due to appear in court later on Thursday charged with seven counts of stealing, and five counts of supply of a false information.
South Wales Police said they would continue to investigate the case.