Rash Of Burglaries At Businesses Ends With Arrest (Press Release)

by Public Information Officer, Thursday, June 05, 2014, 10:58 (1869 days ago)

ABILENE, TX – On the afternoon of June 4, 2014, Officers with the Department’s Patrol Division responded to assist with an investigation involving a recent rash of restaurant burglaries. Patrol Division had been contacted by officers with the Street Crimes Unit (SCU) after they received a significant tip they believed was accurate and time sensitive. Specifically, a security consultant, affiliated with one of the victim’s, called in the tip to SCU investigators whom the consultant had been collaborating with earlier in the day. That consultant believed he had spotted the suspect in one of the burglaries within about one hour of meeting with the SCU investigators at the Abilene/Taylor County Law Enforcement Center (LEC). This concerned citizen stayed on the phone with police as he kept watch over the suspect. Patrol officers responded quickly and contacted Trey J. Shedd (DOB: 12/03/92) in a parking lot in the 3100 block of South 14th Street. Shedd matched the description of the burglary suspect seen on video surveillance. Shedd agreed to speak with SCU investigators at the LEC.

The investigation involved break-ins at four restaurants; three of which were located on South 14th Street. The burglaries began on May 24th, with the latest burglary occurring on June 3rd. All four burglaries had occurred in the early morning hours. The investigation revealed that Shedd had forcibly entered or burglarized all four businesses. Clothing that had been previously worn by the suspect, as noted in surveillance video, was located and seized during the investigation. Some stolen property was also recovered. Damage estimates, related to forced-entry at the involved businesses, are currently unknown. The investigation is still on-going.

Shedd was arrested for felony Burglary of a Building. He was taken before a magistrate where his bond was set at $75,000 and he was then taken to Taylor County Jail. Further charges are anticipated. This case will be forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office for their consideration of charges.

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