Man accused of using U-Haul truck to steal road salt from Pittsburgh reservoir

Pittsburgh police arrested a man accused of trying to steal salt from a Pittsburgh's Department of Public Works reservoir.

Police said officers were flagged down by firefighters who saw someone taking salt from the reservoir on Matthews Avenue Dec. 14.

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According to court documents, when officers went down to the reservoir, they found Robert Agurs, stepping over a jersey barrier blocking the entrance and holding a 5-gallon bucket filled with salt and putting the salt into a U-Haul.

Investigators determined that Agurs did not have permission to take the salt.

Agurs is facing theft and trespassing charges, investigators said.

The salt was returned to the city.

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