Man accused of orchestrating $271,000 king crab heist

Posted at 11:55 AM, May 05, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-05 12:08:33-04

A 29-year-old Florida man is accused of orchestrating a heist where $271,000 worth of king crab was stolen.

Joshua Paul Warner, of 2462 Harrison Place Blvd., is reportedly seen on surveillance video unlocking a bay door at the Comcar Warehouse on April 25.

Polk County deputies say two men wearing masks, gloves and dressed for cold weather conditions entered the door, used a bolt cutter to cut the lock on the freezer and then turned the camera to face the wall to obscure the view.

Warner is employed as a forklift operator at the warehouse.

According to deputies, 30 pallets of Red King Crab with claws were stolen.

The pallets were originally from Seattle.

The pallets were being stored at the warehouse until they were taken to their final destination, Tampa Bay Fisheries in Dover.

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