Hammond PD arrests four Houston men in connection with multi-state Best Buy burglaries

Hammond PD arrests four Houston men in connection with multi-state Best Buy burglaries
The Hammond Police Department says four men from Houston were arrested early Tuesday morning in connection with multiple store burglaries across multiple states.

NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - The Hammond Police Department says four men from Houston were arrested early Tuesday morning in connection with multiple store burglaries across multiple states.

Police received a BOLO or “Be on the look out” around 3 a.m. Tuesday from the Mobile Alabama Police Department for five men who burglarized Best Buy stores in Mobile and D’Iberville, Mississippi. They were believed to be traveling westbound on I-12 towards Texas in a red F-150 and a silver Toyota Camry.

The vehicles were later spotted by a Hammond Police Officer posted on I-12 near the Airport Road exit. The officer contacted additional officers to stage themselves near the Southwest Railroad Avenue exit.

Officers initiated a traffic stop on the F-150 and stopped on Southwest Railroad Ave. The Camry was pulled over on the northbound on-ramp to I-55.

When officers executed a search warrant of the vehicles, they found 27 Apple MacBooks valued at $33,849 that were stolen from the Best Buy in D’Iberville, MS.

Police arrested four of the five suspects. They have been identified as 33-year-old Pierre Jordan, 33-year-old Boris Johnson, 28-year-old Payton Stevens and 27-year-old Jovan Washington. All four suspects are from Houston.

The fifth suspect fled the scene.

Investigators later learned that the suspects are part of a group in Houston that has been breaking into multiple Best Buy stores located throughout the I-12 corridor from Florida to Texas. The group is believed to have stolen over $2 million in merchandise.

The investigation is ongoing.

If anyone has any information about the robberies, they are asked to contact Detective Corey Morse at (985) 277-5758 or Crimestoppers of Tangipahoa at 1 (800) 554-5245.

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