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Former Terminix Employee,Anthony Torres, Arrested For Allegedly Committing Series Of Pesticide Thefts

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Two San Jose men were arrested this week in connection with a series of burglaries targeting pesticides at a Terminix Pest Control office in Pleasanton, police said.

A series of burglaries dating from March 2013 to January 2014 were reported at the Terminix office at 5860 W. Las Positas Blvd. on Jan. 13, according to Pleasanton police Sgt. Maria Munayer.

Investigators searched the home of San Jose resident Anthony Torres, a 25-year-old former Terminix employee, where they uncovered evidence linking him and a current Terminix employee, Nicholas Gil, to the alleged crimes, Munayer said.

Torres and Gil, a 27-year-old San Jose resident, were both arrested on Wednesday, Munayer said.

The investigation led detectives to a storage unit in San Jose containing more than $15,000 in stolen commercial grade pesticides. Around $5,000 worth of the chemicals had already been sold on eBay, Munayer said.

Torres and Gil were booked into Santa Rita Jail on suspicion of burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary.

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