Authorities in Texas say a suspect’s poorly placed cellphone proved his undoing after he and a pair of accomplices allegedly burglarized a Best Buy location in the Houston area this weekend.
According to WSB, a trio of individuals allegedly broke into the electronics store in Sugar Land at about 3 a.m. on Saturday.
The incident reportedly activated the store’s burglar alarm, prompting local law enforcement to respond to the location.
With officers already on the way, 911 dispatchers reportedly received a cellphone call from someone in the same general area.
Upon answering, however, there were only ambient noises on the other end. Police determined it was likely an accidental call and analysis found it came from a phone heading away from the Best Buy and toward Houston.
A spokesperson for the Houston Police Department said the suspect “somehow butt-dialed 911” and police personnel were able to put the pieces together.
“Officers were already en route to the alarm call when they got the other 911 call,” the communications officer said.
When pursuing police pinpointed the suspects’ position, the driver of the truck they were reportedly in sped away. Speeds topped 120 miles per hour during the ensuing chase, as reported by KTRK.
All three attempted to evade police on foot after the truck came to a stop in northeast Houston, officials say. One succeed and the other two were taken into custody.
Upon searching the vehicle, police say they found an array of stolen electronics, including computers, inside.
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