KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A smash and grab burglary ended with police arresting three people.
Around 2 a.m. Saturday, Platte County Prosecutor Eric Zahnd says three people used a baseball bat to break inside a Zales Jewelry Store located in the Zona Rosa shopping center. Zahnd says the three suspects probably thought it would be a quick smash and grab, but the suspects more than likely did not realize they were caught, not only on camera, but in the act by a man who called 911.
“He did the right thing. He immediately called police,” said Zahnd.
When a glass door was shattered, it broke the silence of the early morning and investigators say it also woke up a man who lives in a nearby apartment building.
According to court documents the man looked out his window and saw three people dressed in black break into the jewelry store and then each walked out carrying a bundle.
That bundle, Zahnd says, contained more than $200,000 worth of jewelry.
“Crimes often don’t get solved without the public getting involved,” said Zahnd. “These people almost certainly would have gotten away, but for the fact this man woke up and he looked out his window and he called police.”
Zahnd says the witness was able to describe the gray Nissan SUV the suspects left the store in and they
Kevin Tindall, 53, Danielle Rodell, 36, and Roderick Jordan, 54, all from California, have been charged with burglary and felony theft.
Each suspect is being held on a $100,000 cash only bond.