Man accused of stealing $200K in merchandise caught on video

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by ASHLEY KORSLIEN & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on September 6, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Updated Saturday, Nov 23 at 8:36 AM

SPOKANE--Detectives revealed Thursday that a Spokane man accused of stealing $200,000 in merchandise from several businesses was caught on video.

It was quite the day for the Spokane County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday.  Investigators busted their biggest burglary case in the department’s history.

Mark Gatlin is credited with helping crack the case.  He caught Troy Baumgardner, on video, stealing merchandise from Discount Lumber. 

A friend recognized the van from the video, which led Gatlin to a storage company in the Wandemere area.  Gatlin found the van and called authorities. 

Investigators raided Baumgardner’s home Wednesday and recovered 2,000 items; including electronics, plants and shoes.

KREM2 News found Troy Baumgardner’s Facebook page.  He lists one of his interests as “outsmarting the cops” and wrote that his drug of choice is the “rush of outsmarting them all.”

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