LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - After a crew of three suspects burglarized the Lufkin Radio Shack on March and stole almost $7,000 worth of merchandise in 30 seconds, Deep East Texas Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help in identifying the three young men.
"It's Spring Break, and most of us are either traveling, working and wishing we were traveling, or staying home to watch the kids," stated a bulletin on the Deep East Texas Crime Stoppers website. "Whatever your plans, a little extra cash wouldn't hurt, and you might earn some by helping Crime Stoppers identify burglars and helping find the property they stole."
The burglary occurred at about 4 a.m. on March 4, according to Deep East Texas Crime Stoppers. The three suspects smashed the glass front door of the Lufkin Radio Shack, crawled through the new opening, and spent 30 seconds "grabbing as many high-end electronic devices as they could, and then disappeared as quickly as they arrived."
A surveillance camera inside the business captured the crime.
"The burglars appear to be young males, and they all wore hoodies," the Deep East Texas Crime Stoppers bulletin stated. "Two wore red hoodies and blue shorts while the third wore a blue hoodie and red sweatpants."
The DETCS bulletin also stated that two of the suspects wore slide-style sandals.
In the 30-second period the three suspects were inside the store, they stole nearly $7,000 worth of merchandise.
"Among the items taken were a Harman Kardon speaker, four iPhones, an iPad, three Samsung phones (two were Galaxy S7), an HTC phone, an LG phone, a Samsung tablet, and a pair of Ncredible headphones," the Deep East Texas Crime Stoppers bulletin stated. "If the video doesn't get the burglars caught, using, selling, or bragging about their newly acquired electronics will."
Anyone with information that can help identify the suspects or someone who knows what they did with the stolen merchandise should submit an anonymous tip to Deep East Texas Crime Stoppers by calling (936) 639-TIPS. You can also submit at tip at the Crime Stoppers website. Tipsters may also use Crime Stoppers' P3 Tips app, which can be found on iTunes or Google Play.
All calls and tips made directly to Crime Stoppers are anonymous, and information that leads to an arrest might be eligible for a reward. Funds for Crime stoppers rewards come from fees paid by convicted criminals.