Four Dallas men are in custody relating to the burglary of a local convenience store, Waxahachie police said.
The incident occurred at about 2 a.m. Sept. 19, with officers responding to a burglary alarm at the store, located in the 1700 block of W. U.S. Highway 287 business.
“Responding officers noticed that the doors to a laundromat that adjoins the convenience store had been pried open,” detective Sgt. Todd Woodruff said. “They also observed several ceiling tiles missing and heard noises in the ceiling. Once additional officers arrived, they entered the laundromat, after which one of the suspects fell through the ceiling.”
The man was taken into custody and two more suspects were found hiding in a storage area inside the laundromat, according to the reports, which indicate officers also searched the building’s attic, finding a fourth suspect who was in hiding.
“A still-warm van found parked across the street from the store had been previously reported stolen to Dallas PD,” Woodruff said, saying that evidence at the scene indicated someone had attempted to disable the store's burglar alarm prior to the officers’ arrival.
The four men - Djurvis Brown, 17; Quinton Brown, 22; Fredrick Williams, 18; and Jerry Salter, 18 - have been charged with engaging in organized criminal activity: burglary.
Salter’s bond was set at $25,000 bond, with the other three held on a $35,000 bond each.
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