Hanford PD arrest man accused of robbery

FRESNO, Calif.

Investigators believe Simon Rylaarsdam had been breaking into Lowe's for the past three months. They say he used a torch and bolt cutters to cut cables and security devices on equipment.

Officers arrested Rylaarsdam during a traffic stop. They found a pair of bolt cutters and torches in the passenger seat along with more than a gram of methamphetamine.

The man later admitted to stealing a lawn mower, roto-tillers and a trailer from Lowe's.

Investigators say he also stole eight laptops from the Walmart in Hanford.

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