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Iowa City man charged with stealing tools from former employer

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An Iowa City man says he stole tools from his former employer and sold them because his girlfriend is pregnant.

A contractor called police on Wednesday after seeing his stolen tools in a pawn shop.

According to pawn shop records, Pablo Roberto Gomez-Cuevas, 25, sold the contractor-grade tools from January 4 through January 6.

Police say the tools are valued at $8,158.

Gomez-Cuevas admitted to stealing the tools on January 4.  He told police that he sold the tools because he was low on money and his girlfriend is pregnant.

Gomez-Cuevas is charged with third degree burglary and second degree theft.

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