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Killeen police investigate after suspect breaks into repair store, steals 21 phones

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Posted at 3:15 PM, Jun 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-05 17:56:04-04

KILLEEN, TX — Killeen police are investigating after several phones were stolen from a repair store on Tuesday.

In less than a minute, $10,000 worth of cell phones were stolen from 254 Repair in Killeen.

On Tuesday, someone broke into the shop, took 21 phones and left several other devices damaged.

The staff at the store shared, according to their security system, the break in happened around 2:49 a.m.

Here is the list of stolen phones:

Store owner, Max Loubiere, said an unknown suspect threw a cement block at their door two times before breaking the glass.

"And they came over here and broke this display case. They took 21 phones, about $10,000 in merchandise, and immediately ran out, like it took him 44 seconds," said Loubiere.

In addition, seven devices were left broken, scratched and bent.

Loubiere shared thankfully none of the phones belonged to his customers.

He had a warning for the folks at home.

"Be careful what you buy online because not only our phones, but when somebody else's personal phone or somebody loses or gets their phone stolen, you can report it stolen. And that blocks it from the networks, so none of the carriers will be able to carry those phones. So, you'd be purchasing a brick basically," said Loubiere.

The Killeen police case number is 19005876.

If anyone has any information on the incident, you are asked to contact police.