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‘House-sitter’ suspected of robbing clients

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A man who allegedly was hired as a housesitter by an Oakhurst couple is suspected of robbing the householders while they were away.

The couple said they entrusted 33-year-old Bradford Mckelvey of Oakhurst to care for their home while they out of town. When they returned, they found two cars missing, along with blank checks, credit cards and two guns.

One of the vehicles has been recovered, but a white 2010 4-door Dodge Avenger with tinted windows is still missing, said Erica Stuart, spokeswoman for the Madera County Sheriff’s Department.

The man to whom the couple entrusted their house is described as standing 5 feet 7 inches, weighing about 170 pounds. He sports numerous tattoos, including “The empire strikes back bitch” just below his collarbone; “No Remorse” on the back of his skull; “Blaze” on the back of his neck; and a Nazi swastika tattooed between the words “SO” and “Cal” located on the base of his back...


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