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Stratford resident arrested for stealing rare trees

A look up to a Grand Fir trees at Francis/King Regional Park in Saanich, B.C., Thursday, May 26, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

A 42-year-old Stratford resident has been arrested for stealing trees and other landscaping equipment.

Police say the person stole 13 rare and expensive trees over the past few weeks and then re-sold them back to locals.

Most of the trees were recovered within days because the victims noticed them gone.

Statford Police say stolen patio furniture was also recovered.

The investigation is on-going and anyone with information is asked to come forward.