SAN ANTONIO -- Police arrested a man on Monday morning who is accused of taking more than $120,000 worth of jewelry from a Costco store in northwest San Antonio.
San Antonio police Sgt. Javier Salazar said they had been keeping an eye on Dustin Ammons for months.
Police say they had been keeping an eye Dustin Ammons for more than a month.
“Some of the jewelry believed to be from that burglary itself was recovered today in possession of Mr. Ammons when he was arrested,” Salazar said.
According to an arrest warrant, Ammons broke into the store by bending sheet metal from the back of the store, ducking the motion sensor cameras and shooting through the glass case.
Ammons walked out with $120,000 worth of high-end watches and other jewelery items, which he later tried selling at a nearby jewelry store, according to the warrant.
However, police said the identification numbers of the stolen jewelry showed the items came from Costco. Surveillance cameras from the store then lead police to Ammons.
Police said Ammons may have had additional help in pulling off the heist.
Ammons has a lengthy criminal record, including charges off fraud, credit card abuse, driving while intoxicated, three counts of theft, three counts of driving with an invalid license and assault with bodily injury.