Man Accused of Stealing 300 Pounds of Food Intended for the Needy

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Police in Auburn have arrested a man in connection the theft of over 300 pounds of food from the Salvation Army.

According to a media release from the Auburn Police Department, officers showed up at the Sutter Street building after getting a theft report. Apparently, at some point between Friday and Tuesday, two people were able to break into the food freezer and make off with hundreds of pounds of packaged meat.

The Salvation Army says the food is used to help feed Auburn area homeless and needy families.

Thanks to leads given to detectives, most of the meat was soon found at a Penryn business and returned it to the Salvation Army.

Detectives were later lead to a possible suspect in the theft – 41-year-old Jeff Holzman. Holzman was soon arrested under charges of burglary and being felon in possession of a loaded gun in a ca. He also faces a violation of his post-release community supervision.

The investigation into the incident is still ongoing and detectives ask anyone with information to call (530) 823-4237, ext. 221.

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