The man suspected of stealing a briefcase containing $3 million in jewelry from one of Drake and Future’s tour buses Tuesday in Phoenix had been sitting in jail for much of Wednesday, suspected of a separate crime, according to police.
Phoenix police say they tracked down 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.
The briefcase 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 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.”
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.