Water troughs, fence posts stolen from Pima County ranch

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Two water troughs were stolen from a ranch in the vicinity of Avra Valley and Waterman Mountain roads northwest of Tucson. By Jennifer Thomas Two water troughs were stolen from a ranch in the vicinity of Avra Valley and Waterman Mountain roads northwest of Tucson. By Jennifer Thomas
Two water troughs were stolen from a ranch in the vicinity of Avra Valley and Waterman Mountain roads northwest of Tucson. By Jennifer Thomas Two water troughs were stolen from a ranch in the vicinity of Avra Valley and Waterman Mountain roads northwest of Tucson. By Jennifer Thomas
Two water troughs were stolen from a ranch in the vicinity of Avra Valley and Waterman Mountain roads northwest of Tucson. By Jennifer Thomas Two water troughs were stolen from a ranch in the vicinity of Avra Valley and Waterman Mountain roads northwest of Tucson. By Jennifer Thomas
Two water troughs were stolen from a ranch in the vicinity of Avra Valley and Waterman Mountain roads northwest of Tucson. By Jennifer Thomas Two water troughs were stolen from a ranch in the vicinity of Avra Valley and Waterman Mountain roads northwest of Tucson. By Jennifer Thomas

TUCSON, Ariz. -- The Pima County Sheriff's Department is asking for help identifying and locating a pair of metal thieves who stole water troughs and fence posts from a ranch.

On July 2, a rancher reported that two of his water troughs used to provide water for his cattle had been stolen.

The theft occurred inside a corral in the vicinity of Avra Valley and Waterman Mountain roads northwest of Tucson.

The rancher told sheriff's deputies that both water tanks had the letters "EF" spray-painted on them.

Thieves also stole approximately 30 metal fence posts, causing the corral fence to collapse.

The sheriff's department has released security photos of the two men suspected in the theft.

Anyone who recognizes the individuals in the pictures, knows their whereabouts or has any other information about this case is asked to call 911, 88-CRIME or 520-351-3868.