PLEASANTON -- Pleasanton police have arrested two San Jose men on suspicion of stealing $15,000 worth of pesticides from a local company, then selling some of the chemicals on eBay.

On Wednesday, detectives from the Pleasanton Police Department served a search warrant on a home in San Jose, where they recovered pesticides that they said had been stolen from Terminix Pest Control, based in Pleasanton, during recent commercial burglaries.

Arrested were Anthony Torres, 25, a former Terminix employee, and Nicolas Gil, 27, a current employee. Both men are San Jose residents. Torres was arrested at his home, and Gil was arrested while at work, just as he was arriving at an appointment.

According to police, the men began stealing pesticides from their employer in March 2013 and kept the product at a San Jose storage unit. This week, detectives located $15,000 worth of pesticides at the storage unit. Another $500 worth of pesticides were sold on eBay, police said.

Torres and Gil were booked at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin for burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary.

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