Thieves pull off heist of 17 television remotes
Three men stole 17 television remotes worth a total of $5,200 from a Best Buy store in League City last week.
The store employees didn't even realize the remotes were gone until the next day when they were taking inventory and reviewing surveillance tapes.
League City Police Sgt. John Jordan gave the following account of the heist:
After entering the store at 2510 S. Gulf Freeway around 5:30 p.m. Friday, one of the thieves picked up a stereo box and removed the stereo from it. He put the empty box in a shopping basket and an accomplice put the TV remotes inside it. The third man was a lookout to make sure the trio wasn't seen taking the remotes, Jordan said.
After putting the remotes in the box, the men taped it back shut.
They then went to the checkout counter and paid for what the cashier believed was a stereo, Jordan said. When they walked out of the store, a security sensor went off, but Best Buy employees didn't look into it, he said.
I've never seen their method of operation," Jordan said.
The thieves took five Logitech Harmony One Advanced Universal remotes priced at $150 each, seven Logitech Harmony 900 remote controls priced at $350 each, and five Logitech Harmony 1100 remote controls priced at $400 each, Jordan said.
I had no idea that you could buy a $400 TV remote," Jordan said. They made off with quite a bit of money."
Police say they have surveillance video of the thieves.
Those with information about theft are asked to call 281-338-4182 or 281-338-8210.
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