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PD: Man caught stealing cleaning machines from Glendale Circle K stores

Posted: 8:00 AM, Jan 19, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-19 10:00:37-05
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GLENDALE, AZ — A man has been arrested for allegedly stealing several cleaning machines worth $48,000 from Glendale Circle K stores.

Glendale police report that on January 7, they arrested Benjamin Lamont Smith, 40, at 67th and Glendale avenues. Smith is accused of stealing several Mopit 5 cleaning machines from five Circle K stores in Glendale.

Court records show that the total value of the items was $48,000.

Police say Smith would pawn the stolen cleaner the same day he stole them. He was allegedly caught on video as he took the machines and pawned them.

He has been charged with several counts of theft and trafficking in stolen property.