High Point police bust massive fencing operation, recover stolen property


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HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Police seized several truckloads of stolen property following a massive fencing operation bust in High Point.

Charles Robert Hazelwood

Charles Robert Hazelwood, 38, of High Point, is charged with receiving stolen property, obtaining property by false pretense and organized retail theft.

Police conducted the bust on Delmar Lane Tuesday morning following a three-month investigation after several stores in High Point, Greensboro and Asheboro were robbed.

The majority of the property being confiscated is power tools but there are also toys and a grill.

People FOX8 spoke with who live near the Delmar Lane home say they often see cars in that area.

"I figured there was something going on,” said Lori Matthews, who lives down the street. “I just wasn't quite sure, then again you never know with family coming in and out and doing things, just visiting. I would have never thought criminal activity."

Officers believe it will take a week to figure out how much the items are all worth.

Hazelwood was placed in the Guilford County Jail under a $100,000 bond.

More arrests are expected, according to a news release from High Point police.

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