Final Suspect in Houston Jewelry Heist Captured Outside Dallas
The third and final suspect in the burglary of KARAT 22 Jewelers that netted him and his partners $6 million in jewelry on February 5 was finally captured outside of Dallas, according to police.
Kelvin Lynn O'Brien, 44, was arrested late Saturday night at a Dallas nightclub by police following up on a tip. His two partners, Jason Clay Kennedy and John Dewayne O'Brien, were apprehended two weeks ago, also in Dallas.
Police believe the three men are responsible for as many as 30 other thefts in Texas and Oklahoma dating back to 2000.
The thieves were caught on surveillance cameras breaking into the jewelry store at 5623 Hillcroft. They entered through the roof and cut a hole in the vault.
Not satisfied to sit on their stash, the men spent $2.5 million on items ranging from expensive cars to a $500,000 home, which were all seized by police. Instead of a fancy mansion, they will now be cooling their heals in jail charged with engaging in organized criminal activity.
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