Three North Texas teens face felony charges of engaging in organized criminal activity after police said they stole dozens of items from front porches in four cities.
Police said they’ve identified items taken from homes in Flower Mound, Fort Worth, Southlake and Keller. Flower Mound police said a witness told them she saw a car driving through the Wellington neighborhood picking up packages from porches and later tossing the boxes Nov. 19.
“They just took the box and opened it,” said Flower Mound Police Capt. Richard Brooks. “If they liked what was in it, they kept it. If they didn’t, they threw it out the window.”
Officers stopped a car matching the witness' description in the 5200 block of Cross Timbers Road and police said they found large amounts of stolen property in the vehicle.
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“Evidence was in the vehicle, they were in the vehicle, we have a witness. So it doesn’t necessarily require a confession,” Brooks said.
Police arrested Anthony Millsap, Ulugbek Nasirov and an unidentified a 16-year-old from Keller.
Items ranging from clothing to electronics and household items were taken, according to authorities Police said they identified more than 40 stolen items worth thousands of dollars.
Alexander Kurian was home when a package disappeared from his front porch.
“Got an email that it was delivered, came outside to pick them up and they weren’t here,” Kurian said, “Called the company. It says, no it had been delivered.”
Kurian was home at the time, and said he didn’t hear anything.
“We’ve never had anything like that happen in this neighborhood. We’ve been here three years now so I was pretty surprised,” Kurian said.
They’re now working to return the recovered goods to their rightful owners.