Suspicious Bend store manager helps catch suspects

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BEND, Ore. (AP) -- The general manager of a Bend store that buys and sells sporting goods got suspicious when two men came in, trying to sell seven brand new snowboards.

KTVZ reports (http://bit.ly/vMRKh1 ) Gear Peddler Manager Mike Prager found out they had been stolen in Beaverton. He managed to keep the suspects busy with paperwork Saturday until police arrived to make the arrest.

Officers later found thousands of dollars of other stolen gear in their car and hotel room.

The two Portland men, ages 29 and 19, are held at the Deschutes County Jail on burglary, theft and heroin possession charges.

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Information from: KTVZ-TV, http://www.ktvz.com/