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SFA Police arrest 2 in book dealing scheme

Roger Gundo mug shot courtesy of Nacogdoches County Jail. Roger Gundo mug shot courtesy of Nacogdoches County Jail.
Ikechukwu Nlemchi mug shot courtesy of Nacogdoches County Jail. Ikechukwu Nlemchi mug shot courtesy of Nacogdoches County Jail.
NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) -

SFA Police have arrested two men of stealing textbooks at SFA and selling them to competing bookstores.

Roger Otieno Gundo, 20, of Houston, and Ikechukwu Kenneth Nlemchi, 22, of Nacogdoches, are each charged with organized retail theft.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit, SFA Police responded to a report of textbooks that had just been stolen from Barnes and Noble, located at 1921 Alumni Drive at 12:06 p.m. on Friday.

One suspect, later identified as Nlemchi, left the store with two textbooks without paying for them, according to the report. Another suspect, later identified as Gundo, left the store a few minutes later and exchanged the books they had stolen, according to the report.

Police managed to locate and arrest Nlemchi a few minutes later at Varsity Bookstore, located at 315 E. College St., while he was attempting to sell those books, according to the report.

Gundo was trying to sell his books to Kampus Bookstore, located at 305 E. College St., when officers arrived, and he managed to leave the scene, according to the report.

According to the report, Nlemchi called Gundo and told him to turn himself in. Gundo did so at 3 p.m., where he confessed to the theft, according to the report.

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