Four young men have been arrested after a string of thefts in HRM.

Police report that between December and Mid-February, there have been seven reported incidents of air compressors stolen from gas stations in Halifax, Bedford, Lower Sackville, Waverley, Fall River, Enfield and Elmsdale.

Investigators determined four men, aged 18 to 22, are responsible for those thefts as well as six reported incidents of theft of gasoline from gas stations.

They have also been charged with theft over $5000 after police found them in possession of a boat that was stolen from a business in Chester.

The suspects, a 20-year-old man from Hammonds Plains, an 18-year old man from Fall River, a 19-year-old man from Brookside, and an 18-year-old man from Hammonds Plains, will appear in Bridgewater Provincial Court on April 3rd, 2013 to answer to charges of Theft over $5000 and Break and Enter, Shubenacadie Provincial Court on April 15th, 2013 for Theft under $5000 and Mischief, and Dartmouth Provinicial Court on March 27th, 2013 for Theft Under $5000 and Mischief.