A Wake Forest boat business was up the creek without a paddle when equipment was stolen from the facility in October.

The company used the Internet to get back the more than $1,000 in equipment, which included six canoes, a kayak and a trailer.

“More times than not, these things don’t get solved,” manager Bob Doty said of the Oct. 15 theft.

Doty’s boss, Chuck Arkell, decided that if the thieves planned to sell the boats, he could find them by shopping around the Internet. He turned to Craigslist.

The men, identified in search warrants as Garrett Michael Whitt, 22, and Zachary David Harris, 21, were taken into custody. Investigators said Harris told them about other stolen property being held in a rented storage facility and other items sold through Craigslist.

Wake Forest company, police use Craigslist to find stolen boats :: WRAL.com

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