Headlines 2 Accused of Operating Pet Supplies Theft Ring Published 3 years ago on March 1, 2018 By PETS+ Staff Share Tweet They allegedly stole from PetSmart stores. A group of thieves made a business of stealing — and then selling — merchandise from PetSmart stores, authorities say. They allegedly hit no fewer than nine locations across North Carolina and Virginia, The Virginian-Pilot reports. The value of the stolen pet supplies was at least $38,000, but it may have been much higher, in excess of $100,000, authorities say. The items ranged from dog collars to medications. Recently indicted in connection with the theft were 24-year-old Timothy B. Erb Jr. and 42-year-old Joseph Heim Jr. The newspaper reports that the indictment “charges the men with conspiracy and interstate transport of stolen property.” Advertisement The crimes are alleged to have occurred in 2016, with the men securing orders from buyers before they stole the merchandise. Authorities say the theft ring involved a seven-person group. Read more at The Virginian-Pilot Related Topics:crime click to Comment(Comment) Advertisement You may like Thief Takes 50 Animals From Florida Pet Store 7 Charged in Scheme to Trap Flying Squirrels, Traffic Them to South Korea 2 Alligators Stolen From Pennsylvania Pet Shop Promoted Headlines Let’s Hear it for the Comfort Zone Tall Tails Category Spotlight: Terry Naturally® Animal Health Category Spotlight: eTailPet Advertisement Latest Trending Videos Photo Gallery1 hour ago LOL at These Pet Industry Bernie Memes Press Releases2 days ago Two Companies from Bend Oregon Team Up for the 2021 Stage Stop Sled Dog Race Press Releases2 days ago New Tiki Cat Grill Pate Wet Cat Food Features Real Fish & Seafood Recipes in Broth Headlines4 days ago Open Farm Receives $65M in Private Equity Investment Photo Gallery1 week ago How Indie Pet Stores Are Celebrating — and Selling — Valentine’s Day Press Releases1 week ago Lightspeed Launches Supplier Network for Independent Retailers Trace's Store School2 months ago Video: Trace’s Store School: How to Build Community — and Grow Revenue — with Other Businesses Trace's Store School2 months ago Video: Trace’s Store School: Get Ready for Black Friday and Small-Business Saturday Trace's Store School2 months ago Video: Trace’s Store School Teaches You How to Start a Produce Co-Op for Pets Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS Get the most important newsand business ideas from PETS+. Advertisement Most Popular Headlines4 days ago Open Farm Receives $65M in Private Equity Investment Photo Gallery1 week ago How Indie Pet Stores Are Celebrating — and Selling — Valentine’s Day Press Releases1 week ago Lightspeed Launches Supplier Network for Independent Retailers Columns1 week ago Shelf Appeal: 5 Things to Consider When Choosing Products for Your Pet Store Hot Sellers1 week ago Holiday Toys, Bird Perches and Spa Treatments Among the Hot Sellers for November Headlines5 days ago Mars Petcare Plans $145M Expansion in Arkansas Press Releases1 week ago Coastal Pet Institutes Authorized Seller Policy Ask PETS+1 week ago What Do You Do When Employees from Other Pet Stores Come Into Your Store?