Cops Nabbed Robber Who Stole Over $8K Worth Tools From Plumbing Store

Police apprehended a Colorado suspect who was trying to use an Uber as a getaway car when they discovered that he was carrying more than $8,000 worth of stolen goods from a plumbing store.

Last week, while he was stealing items from a Wheat Ridge, Colorado, plumbing company, the man asked for an Uber to come get him.

The store’s owner called 911 to report that a hole had been cut in the property’s fencing and informed the authorities that the suspect had been seen stealing tools from the store on security tape. Wheat Ridge Police then responded to the scene immediately.

When police arrived on the site, they discovered an Uber driver waiting close by, who informed them that Jose, his client, was approaching the car.

The officers asked him if he had ordered the Uber. The man in question, a black sweatshirt with the hood up and a black ski mask pulled down, turns his head aside and puts his hands in his pockets. He answered no hesitantly. The police grew suspicious and closely monitored his activities.

When further questioned, he said that he was walking to his mom’s home. Subsequently, the individual introduces himself as “Raul” and retreats from the officers by taking many steps back. He assured the authorities he wasn’t trying to flee when they captured him right away.

He refused to believe that he was the man they were searching for, even after officers told him that he fit the description of the thief. Officers discovered the tools in the suspect’s backpack after searching it. No identity was recovered that showed his name, Raul. The suspect’s bag contained electric tools valued at over $8,600.

Following his apprehension, fingerprint scanners verified that he was Jose. According to court documents, he was charged with multiple offenses the next day, including criminal trespassing, theft of more than $2,000, and making false reports to the police.