Clovis Police arrest suspect connected to burglary at hobby store

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Police tracked stolen phones to a location near First and McKinley in Fresno where 42-year-old Bradley Jackson of Clovis was taken into custody. (KFSN)

The owner of Flight Deck Hobbies had security bars installed two years ago after a couple of break-ins. But at 1:46 Tuesday morning, surveillance video captured a man prying open the door. Moments later he left with several items worth a few thousand dollars.

Over the past two months the store's been hit four times.

"Helicopters, cars, transmitters-- it seems he knows exactly what he's going for," said Sig Langmann, store owner.

Langmann said one time he saw video of the masked suspect poking a pole through a broken window.

"He pushed the box off the shelf way up here, dropped it down, dragged it to the front, ripped the box open through the bars and took the inside."

Wednesday after midnight two AT&T stores were broken into in Clovis-- one at Shaw and Villa and the other at Clovis and Herndon.

Surveillance video shows the man a needed just 17 seconds to snatch several phones and iPads before he escaped through the front door he smashed in. But some of the stolen items were equipped with GPS.

"Yes, we were able track the phones themselves," said Sgt. Jim Koch, Clovis Police.

Sgt. Koch of the Clovis Police Department said they tracked the phones to a location near First and McKinley in Fresno where 42-year-old Bradley Jackson of Clovis was taken into custody and charged with several counts of commercial burglary and possession of stolen property.

Inside Jackson's truck officers found items they believe were stolen including phones, tools, a mask, even helicopters and equipment which Langmann said match those taken from his store.

"We have some items that we've recovered from today's theft to tie in to that theft also," said Koch.

Sgt. Cook said high quality surveillance cameras are very helpful in leading detectives to crooks.

Langmann hopes Wednesday's arrest puts an end to the recent thefts. He said business is tough enough when you sell radio control cars, helicopters, and drones.

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