Two Houston men were arrested Sunday after officials say they stole more than $25,000 worth of electronics from a Bryan AT&T store over the weekend.
According to reports, the two men broke into the empty suite adjacent to the cell phone store on Harvey Mitchell Parkway and used a battery-powered saw to cut through the drywall to gain entry into the business around 5 a.m. Sunday.
Once inside, 23-year-old Daleon Fontennet and 27-year-old McKindley Allen stole 30 cell phones, two smart watches and cash totaling around $26,000, authorities said. The two are accused of causing about $10,000 in property damage.
Officers were able to locate the pair via a tracking device that was hidden among the items, according to a police report.
Fontennet and Allen were stopped by a Hempstead police officer on Texas 6 and were transported to the Brazos County Sheriff’s office.
Both were charged with theft between $2,500 and $30,000, burglary of a building and unlawful use of a criminal instrument, all state jail felonies each punishable by up to two years in a state jail and a fine up to $10,000,
Both men remained in the Brazos County Jail on Monday on a $75,000 bond.