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Target employee helps CS police identify man wanted for previous theft charges

Bryon Andre Carroll
Posted at 2:00 PM, Jan 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-22 15:00:03-05

COLLEGE STATION, TX — College Station police have finally apprehended a man with two, additional, theft convictions from Austin, TX, prior to his arrest at a local Target.

On Dec 18. 2020, around 8:08 P.M., College Station police responded to a Theft in Progress Incident from the Target located on 2100 Texas Ave S.

Speaking with a Target's Loss Prevention employee, CS officers gathered that Carroll entered the target, walked straight to the floor care section, and selected a Shark IQ automatic electronic vacuum, before preceding, to a more secluded store aisle.

Minutes later, said employee witnessed Carroll removing the "spider-wrap" security device off the vacuum's box.

From their, the probable cause statement details Carroll being seen placing the unboxed circular vacuum under the front part of his orange sweater. Walking to the front of the store while still concealing the vacuum, said statement marks it as, " evident by the bulge in his abdomen area that was not there when he entered the store."

Carroll is reported to have made no attempt to pay for the item and effectively stole said merchandise. However, Carroll was not identified on said day.

Rather, on Jan 11., an email containing still photos from the Target's video surveillance was able to connect Carroll with previous charges.

On Jan 13., Carroll returned to said same Target, at which time, police were called for another Theft in Progress.

CS officers were able to apprehend Carroll, and have his identify confirmed by said Target employee; the likes of which, decided to not press charges.

Checking Carroll's prior Criminal History, officers found at least 2 prior convictions for theft. Both from Oct 13. 2020, and in Austin, TX, where Carroll was charged with Theft of property less than $2,500 W/2 Previous Convictions.

Carroll was taken into custody for said previous charges, and is being held at the Brazos County Jail.