Harvey police recover 300 tires from alleged serial thief

The tires, new and used, belonged to semitrailers, police say.

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Police say they recovered more than 300 stolen tires in Harvey, pictured here.

Police say they recovered more than 300 stolen tires in Harvey, pictured here.

Harvey police

Harvey police arrested a man suspected of stealing hundreds of tires in the south suburbs.

Officers recovered more than 300 tires while executing a search warrant in the 16000 block of Emerald Avenue, according to a statement from Harvey police.

The tires, new and used, belonged to semitrailers, police said. Officers also allegedly recovered three rifles, an air compressor and a bolt remover.

Leroy Burton was arrested and charged with felony counts of possession of stolen merchandise.

Court information wasn’t available.

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