HOUSTON – Because the Holidays arrive, package deal theft has elevated within the Houston space. Effectively earlier than the Christmas season, suspects focused supply drivers. In a single case, they went after a whole Amazon truck.
In September, an Amazon driver was making deliveries on the Sundown Crossing Flats at Beechnut and Wilcrest when he rotated and noticed a person pointing a gun at him, officers stated.
One of many suspects walked as much as the driving force with a pistol, drug him out of the automobile and stole the van.
“The other defendant followed them out and they drove to one of their apartments and began offloading all the packages. And kept what they wanted and threw the rest n the dumpster,” stated Assistant Harris County District Lawyer, Sean Teare.
The armed suspect was recognized as 22-year-old Dedrick Jacobs, prosecutors stated.
Jacobs admitted to stealing the packages, in accordance with police, and was arrested on the spot.
However one other suspect, 18-year-old Jaylin Knox continues to be on the run. A month later, Knox was arrested for robbing a comfort retailer in Pasadena, and nonetheless not recognized within the Amazon theft, the place he was launched on bond, which was later revoked, prosecutors stated.
Knox stays at massive and police contemplate him armed and harmful.
And police warn as we transfer into the vacations, count on package deal thefts and robberies to extend.
“Wherever you’re going to go, be aware that there’s a segment of our population that’s going to prey on those who aren’t self-aware, that arent looking out for their surroundings that aren’t being sure they arent being followed home,” Teare stated.
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