PHOENIX - Authorities say two carpet cleaners are accused of stealing more than $30,000 in jewelry from homes around the Phoenix metropolitan area.
Mesa police say Justin Bauman and Keith Baldwin are being held on suspicion of theft and trafficking in stolen property.
Police didn't immediately provide information Thursday on the men's ages and hometowns.
Bauman and Baldwin allegedly stole jewelry from customers' homes to sell as scrap metal between July and December.
Police say the men have admitted to stealing from multiple customers in Phoenix, Scottsdale and Fountain Hills.
They say six customers have been identified as victims who discovered jewelry missing after having their carpets cleaned by the suspects.
The owner of the cleaning business says he was unaware of the thefts and has been cooperating with the police investigation.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Click on the region names in the map below to see news from that region.
RIGHT NOW: Top Stories
Officer Daryl Raetz died after he was struck by a vehicle during a DUI traffic stop early Sunday morning.
A “safety alert” is being distributed to homes in and around the Trilogy at Power Ranch neighborhood in southeast Gilbert after a couple of people were seen possibly casing homes for burglaries, neighbors said.
Here's a FIRST look at the movie trailer based on the life of notorious Valley murderer Jodi Arias.
Cooler air is moving in soon. Find out how far temperatures will drop by Memorial Day.
A federal judge has ruled that the office of America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff systematically racially profiled Latinos in its trademark immigration patrols.
Consumers are speaking out after being charged by a rental car company for extra insurance coverage they say they did not want.