Man steals Caterpillar excavator and other construction equipment

Police have arrested a man in Beaufort County, N.C., after he allegedly stole a Caterpillar excavator and other construction equipment from his employer.

The thief, Herbert Lee Garriss, 46, has been charged with three counts of larceny.

Authorities say Garriss stole a Caterpillar excavator, a Kawasaki Mule UTV (utility task vehicle) and a portable fuel tank from the local construction business where he worked. The stolen equipment was found at his home on Camp Leech Road, about 12 miles southeast of Washington.

The Washington Police Department arrested Garriss who was held under a $10,000 secured bond at the Beaufort County Detention Center.

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