Scottsdale Police: Man caught selling unusual equipment on internet

Posted at 1:01 PM, Mar 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-06 19:55:50-05

Police say a Scottsdale man tried to use an online trading website to sell unusual tennis equipment and got caught. 

Scottsdale police report that two pieces of machinery used at the Scottsdale Racquet Club were stolen on two different occasions between January 31 and February 4.

The unusual items were a 'tennis volley machine' and a 'tennis ball mower.' The volley machine sends tennis balls to players while the ball mower picks the balls up after practice. 

The combined value of the two devices is about $4,000.

The stolen items were soon found on the online trading site, "Offer up." Police located the stolen merchandise and returned it to the club.

The person who bought the items assisted police in finding the suspect, 28-year-old Justin Mead Cobb. Police say Cobb has a relative that lives at the complex, near 96th Street and Vie Linda, where the racquet club is located. 

Cobb was arrested by police on February 27.  Police say Cobb was already on pre-trial release for an aggravated DUI charge.

He is now being charged with burglary and trafficking in stolen merchandise.