Suspect arrested in $3M Drake tour bus jewelry heist

Phoenix Police recovered $3 million in jewelry that was stolen Tuesday in the city from a tour bus used by Drake and Future.

Police said they tracked down the suspect, Travion Lamar King, 21, to a Maricopa County jail, where he was booked early Wednesday on suspicion of criminal trespassing after Arizona State University police found him on the school's Tempe campus.

Surveillance video helped police identify King as a suspect in the tour-bus burglary. Sgt. Vince Lewis, a Phoenix police spokesman, said King was recognizable because of his previous contract work with local concert venues.

A briefcase containing the jewelry was stolen from a Drake and Future tour bus sometime between 10 and 10:15 p.m. Tuesday. It happened during the concert at Talking Stick Resort Arena in downtown Phoenix.

Police would not say to whom the jewelry belonged, but Lewis confirmed it did not belong to Drake. He said in a statement Wednesday evening that the "property has been recovered as well and officers will be working with the victim to account for the items reported stolen."

Representatives for Drake did not immediately respond to requests for comment Wednesday and a representative for Future the Prince declined to comment on the theft case, the Associated Press reported.

Lewis said King was being re-booked into jail in connection with the burglary.

Drake's Summer Sixteen Tour was expected to resume Wednesday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The Arizona Republic


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