Killeen Police Arrest Star Mart Burglars
Killeen Police arrest early morning burglary suspects after short pursuit.
Officers responded to the area of Watercrest and Robinett on Sunday, December 04, 2016, at 4:46am, after receiving a 911 call from a resident who heard a loud noise and saw a large opening in the front of the Star Mart Convenience Store located at 4402 Watercrest Drive. The caller saw several subjects running from the inside of the store with stolen merchandise. They saw the suspects get into a silver pickup and flee the area. The officers arrived and searched the area but were unable to locate the suspects.
Approximately 30 minutes later, officers received another call from the owner of the Star Mart located at 5504 Bunny Trail. He told them his alarm went off and he has video of several suspects who broke into the business and were stealing items from the store. The suspects also were attempting to steal the ATM from inside the store; the suspects were in a silver pickup. Officers were responding to the store and saw an occupied silver Chevrolet Malibu sitting near the area where the burglary was taking place. An officer saw the Malibu flee the area at a high rate of speed and attempted to stop the vehicle. When the vehicle refused to stop a pursuit ensued; the vehicle eventually stopped in the area of Trimmier and Stan Schlueter but three black males fled on foot from the vehicle. Officers gave chase and were able to arrest one suspect, a 20 year old black male, in the 1100 block of E. Stan Schlueter, the other two suspects, a 25 year old black male and an 18 year old black male, were apprehended in the 5100 block of Trimmier Rd. Officers also arrested the 32 year old black female, who was driving the Malibu and her 16 year old son, who was a passenger in the vehicle.
After further investigation, officers located the suspect vehicle, a silver Ford F250, in the 5100 block of Imperial Eagle Drive and it was determined the pickup was stolen Saturday evening from the 100 block of W. Central Texas Expressway. Evidence from both Star Mart burglaries was also located in the pickup as well as the Malibu.
The three adult males and the adult female were transported to the Killeen City Jail. The juvenile male was transported to the Bell County Juvenile Detention Center. The names of the adult suspects have been withheld pending formal charges have been issued by the Bell County District Attorney’s Office some time on Monday, December 5, 2016. The name of the 16 year old male will not be released due to his age.
Killeen Police Department