Troy police arrest three suspects in business burglaries
Published 3:00 am Tuesday, December 13, 2016
The Troy Police Department caught three burglars on Thursday who were involved in a string of burglaries the day before.
Jeffery Barrett Bush, 19; Riley Mason Eiland, 19; and Javaris Deshad Samuel, 18, were arrested and charged with two counts of burglary in the third degree and an additional count of attempted burglary.
Early Wednesday morning, the burglars broke in to Jim Whaley Tires and Step-in-Style and made off with shirts and Orca coolers, among other things. They also attempted to break into Pawn Express.
Police Chief Randall Barr how his department were able to find the suspects and make the arrests.
“Video from local businesses played a big role in solving this case vehicle descriptions and suspect descriptions in this case,” Barr said. “What really made a difference for us was a couple of investigators that were investigating another crime at a local apartment complex and saw a vehicle that looked similar to the vehicle that they had seen on video and observed an Orca cooler inside that vehicle.
“They were very alert and that’s just a good job by those investigators to see that potential stolen property. They were able to locate the owner of the vehicle and found some more stolen property in that same vehicle. Through their work, we were able to locate all three suspects involved and recover all the stolen property.”
The three suspects confessed to the crimes, and actually confessed to a fourth crime that had not been reported. Those stolen items were also recovered. That property owner could press charges as well.
Bush, Eiland and Samuel are being held on $8,000 bond ($3,500 for each burglary count and $1,000 for the count of attempted burglary).
Even though these were buiness burglaries, Barr wanted to remind residents that home and car burglaries are also a problem during this time of the year. He advises residents to keep doors locked and valuables out of sight to reduce the chances of being targeted.