Lt. Ron Rounkles of the Hays Police Department told Hays Post that officers were investigating an incident that took place at Gamestop.
Rounkles said that the suspects pawned off items with serial numbers matching those that had been reported stolen earlier that day. A search warrant was issued for the residence of the three suspects in the 2800 block of Grant Ave. three and a half hours after the initial sale. In the execution of that search warrant, all three suspects were charged with the sale of stolen goods, and two of the three received felony drug charges.
Derek Edwards, an employee of Gamestop, told Hays Post that officers were able to easily identify the person selling the stolen goods. Edwards said one of the suspects signed his name during the sale of goods to Gamestop, and he used his Gamestop card to redeem that sale for points. Part of the personal information tied to an individual’s Gamestop card is his/her address. The suspects were also clearly visible on multiple video cameras in the store.
Rounkles added that the investigation is ongoing to determine if the suspects were responsible for the theft of the items or if they had come into possession through another means.
Stay tuned to Eagle radio and Hays Post for additional details as they become available.