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Cops: Stolen wood sold on Craigslist

State police said that two guys - ages 15 and 21 - stole more than a half-dozen trees and put them up for sale on Craigslist, where they went for about $400.

Cops: Stolen wood sold on Craigslist

Perhaps, good wood is hard to find in DelCo - but it's not hard to sell.

State police said that two guys - ages 15 and 21 - stole more than a half-dozen trees and put them up for sale on Craigslist, where they went for about $400.

Between seven and 15 oak trees were stolen from 15 acres of wooded property belonging to an elderly Chester Heights couple last Wednesday and were later sold by the suspects on Craigslist as firewood, police said.

Authorities did not release how the trees were cut down, how they were traced to Craigslist or if the suspects knew the victims, who are an 81-year-old man and a 78-year-old woman. The couple declined to prosecute the guys, and thus, their names were withheld by police.

"I'm not surprised at what they steal anymore," said one state trooper. "It's almost like they'll steal anything."

There was no word on if the guys were selling their wood to get World Series tickets.

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