Tips Help Police Identify Alleged Video Game Controller Thieves
By Mike Perleberg
(Aurora, Ind.) – Aurora Police say they have identified a group of teens who stole video game controllers from two local stores.
More than $1,100 worth of xBox One and Playstation 4 controllers were swiped from Walmart Supercenter last January 28. Police believe the same group of thieves allegedly struck the Game Insane store on U.S. 50-Eads Parkway in Lawrenceburg on March 19, stealing more gaming console controllers.
After releasing photos of the suspects to the public, police say they’ve identified the suspects. They are Douglas Hunt, 19, and Gary Wilder, 18, of Harrison; Daniel Richmond, 19, of Hamilton; and Collin Tenhundfeld, 19, of North Bend.
All four are charged with Theft in Dearborn County. There are active warrants for their arrests.
Citizens with information on the suspects’ whereabouts are asked to contact their local law enforcement or Aurora Police at (812) 926-1011.
Aurora Chief of Police Joshua Daugherty says cooperation from the public and participation in a new investigative program have helped solve this and other cases recently. Lawrenceburg Police assisted in the investigation.
“In recent weeks the Aurora Police Department has been able to successfully solve several cases thanks to help from the media and the public. These cases were also solved in part by the use of a newly implemented investigative program, ‘Leads Online,’ which was funded through a grant received from the Dearborn Community Foundation, Inc.,” Daugherty said.