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Man Arrested For Stealing $5,000 In Books

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.- A man has been arrested for stealing thousands of dollars' worth of property in Nashville, and some of items are straight from people's personal libraries.

McKay's Used Book Store in West Nashville has now helped police track down the alleged book bandit, 19-year-old Michael Butt.

According to an affidavit, a Joelton woman was shopping at McKay's Used Book Store when she noticed a book that stolen from her home in a burglary in early September.

McKay's manager looked up who sold them the book, and Michael Butt's name came up in the system. The store requires anyone trading books for cash to show identification.

Butt has now been linked to a number of home burglaries, including the $5,000 dollars' worth of books and DVDS stolen from a home in Joelton. Police say he cashed those items in at McKay's for just a fraction of the cost: $126.39

Situations like this now have McKay's working hand in hand with Metro police.

"We're still establishing that relationship, but I think it's growing and getting stronger," said McKay's Assistant Manager Kevin Williams. "We hope to have a better connection with police in the future."

Michael Butt is awaiting trial for several charges including burglary, fraudulent use of credit card, and theft of property.

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