Theft suspects steal thousands worth of law textbooks from UD

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — The University of Dayton is looking for suspects who stole hundreds of law textbooks from the University valued at more than $50,000.

Police identify one of the suspects as Christopher Begley from Columbus. They say Begley and another man stole 99 books from the university on June 30th, valued at nearly $21,000.

Police say they’re working to identify the other suspect. The university is also hoping to locate the stolen books.

Some of the thefts date back to March. According to police, some of the books stolen in Mach were found at Half Price Books in Fairborn. Police say Begley sold those books to the store in Fairborn.

Another 106 books were stolen on June 12th. During that theft, surveillance pictures show an unidentified man and woman stealing books. The unidentified man from the theft on June 30th was also present during the June 12th theft.

In total, 277 books have been stolen, with a value of nearly $56,500.

Police ask people to check local bookstores that buy books to see if any of the stolen books have been sold to those locations.

According to police, Begley has outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants for his arrest. Police say parole officers are also looking for Begley. Police say Begley will face more felony charges in relation to the thefts from UD.

Police say Begley was last in the Columbus area on July 12th.

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