Memphis -- Two Memphis, Tenn., men are in jail accused of a two-month crime spree involving stealing toilet flush valves from local businesses, officials said.
Jeremy Shane Gray, 36, and Kenneth Coradini, 23, were charged with three counts of theft each, The Memphis Commercial Appeal reported Tuesday.
Police had sought the public's help identifying the "toilet bandits" who, over two months, removed flushing valves from toilets and urinals in public restrooms at Target, Schnucks, Wendy's, Kroger and Walgreens stores.
A tip led Memphis police to the suspects.
The two men targeted brass valves that could be sold to scrap metal dealers, to court affidavits said.
Replacing the valves cost about $300 each.