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Arrest made in massive smart phone heist

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky authorities have made an arrest in the theft of a trailer loaded with more than $12 million worth of smart phones.

The trailer filled with boxes of LG smart phones was found in Louisville after police say it was stolen in Gary, Ind.

Kentucky State Police said Monday that Juan Perez Gonzalez of Louisville was arrested on charges of receiving stolen property over $10,000, theft by unlawful taking over $1 million and leaving the scene of an accident. Online court records did not indicate whether he had a lawyer.

KSP spokesman Sgt. Rick Saint-Blancard says authorities are trying to determine if others were involved.

He says investigators also are trying to determine what the thieves planned to do with the phones.

The FBI is assisting local and state officials in the case.

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