Oklohoma police arrest burglary suspect after reporting his car stolen www.privateofficer.com
Officers responding to the scene spotted the pickup as they were pulling into the mall entrance, caught up with it going southbound on U.S. 75 and began pursuit, said Cpl. Mike Huch of the Allen criminal investigations unit. The vehicle initially slowed down as if to pull over but quickly accelerated in speed, leading police on a chase down U.S. 75 through Allen, Plano, Richardson and Dallas at speeds exceeding 100 mph.
Upon searching the truck officers found a black plastic bag with 179 perfume bottles that were later tracked back to the outlet mall. An additional $11,000 in perfume products were also found and later tracked to an Ulta perfume store in McKinney, which was burglarized earlier that morning, Huch said.
Sunday afternoon, police say Johnson filed a report with the Dallas Police Department reporting his truck stolen. DPD referred him to Allen PD, who told Johnson to come to APD headquarters Monday with his truck title to retrieve the vehicle. While at the station, Johnson was questioned and police say he ultimately confessed to the crime.
“There were bits of his story about where he parked his truck and where he last saw it that kept changing,” Huch said.
Huch said video surveillance at both the Allen and McKinney stores shows masked suspects in the process of burglarizing the stores. Johnson had two traffic warrants out at the time of his arrest, Huch said.
“We knew once we got him at minimum we were going to arrest him on the traffic warrants,” Huch said.
The other suspect in the crime has been identified but has not been apprehended, Huch said. McKinney PD is likely to issue warrants for Johnson for the Ulta burglary as well, he said.