$43K Worth of Cellphones Stolen from East Texas Store
TYLER, Texas (AP) — Police are seeking five suspects after a mattress was used to conceal the theft of $43,000 worth of new cellphones from an East Texas Sam's Club.
Tyler police Officer Don Martin said Thursday that police believe four women and a man took part in last weekend's theft.
Investigators say the thieves on Sunday loaded a mattress and additional merchandise on a flat cart to shield them from workers and other shoppers. Martin, in a statement , said the suspects cut the lock off the storage unit, then the women stuffed the cellphones inside compartments of their clothing and walked out.
Security video shows four women and one man fleeing in a dark SUV.
Tyler police on Friday didn't immediately return a message.