Darwin, Australia --A 45-year-old man has been charged over the theft of 39 payphones in Darwin during the past eight months.
Police say the pay phones, removed from phone booths all over the city, were worth about $136,000.
Police say not all of the stolen telephones have been found, but it is alleged the man buried some of the phones in various locations around Darwin.
Police say the man took officers to two places where 14 pay phones were hidden.
The man is being held in custody and will appear in the Darwin Magistrates Court at a later date.