The Massachusetts Attorney General’s office has announced that two men from Carver have been indicted in connection with stealing, on numerous occasions, construction and landscaping equipment totaling more than $150,000 from Massachusetts and neighboring states.
42-year-old Robert Amado has been indicted for larceny and witness intimidation.
31-year-old Christopher Bromley was indicted only on the larceny charge.
Both men face up to 20-years in prison.
“We allege that these defendants are responsible for numerous thefts of heavy, expensive pieces of equipment across the region,” AG Martha Coakley said. “They allegedly operated under the cover of darkness and often drove hundreds of miles to steal this equipment.”
The AG’s office began an investigation last November after the matter was referred by the Governor’s Auto Theft Task Force.
The investigation revealed that Amado, frequently with help from Bromley, allegedly stole various pieces of equipment, such as snowplows, excavators, and tractors, from multiple locations in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine and New York.
Additionally, when Amado became aware that authorities interviewed two witnesses in connection with their investigation, he allegedly threatened them and told them not to speak to authorities.
Both men are scheduled to be arraigned in Plymouth Superior Court at a later date.