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Police: Temp Clemson housing worker stole $30K of equipment

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Andrew Allen (L) and Kamil Tarnowski (Source: Clemson Univ. Police Dept.) Andrew Allen (L) and Kamil Tarnowski (Source: Clemson Univ. Police Dept.)
CLEMSON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Clemson University police said two men were arrested in connection with the theft of more than $30,000 worth of equipment from a campus housing storage warehouse.

Campus police said Kamil Tarnowski, 22, of Townville, and Andrew Allen, 19, of Anderson, were arrested on multiple charges following the March 1 thefts.

A welding torch was used to cut the lock from a fence surrounding the warehouse then a 40-foot boom lift, a welder, a utility trailer and other equipment were stolen, police said. They said some of the items were then sold online.

According to Anderson County deputies, the stolen items were found at a property on Sue Ellen Court in Townville hidden under a tarp. Deputies said Tarnowski and his mom were at the home and she gave them consent to search the property.

According to one of his arrest warrants, Tarnowski had a trailer reported stolen at the home, so deputies charged him with receiving stolen goods. Lt. Sheila Cole with the Anderson County Sheriff's Office said investigators recovered all of the stolen property.

Tarnowski, a temporary university housing employee, was arrested Sunday while Allen, who was not an employee or student, was arrested Tuesday, according to police.

Allen and Tarnowski were both charged with grand larceny more than $10,000, grand larceny more than $2,000 and petit larceny less than $2,000 by university police.

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