Man charged in theft of cameras from UTSA campus

Jonathan Averill, 31, accused of stealing, selling two video cameras from campus

SAN ANTONIO - An Arlington man could be a bit camera shy after his arrest in connection with a theft in San Antonio.

Police investigators at the University of Texas at San Antonio said surveillance cameras are what ultimately led them to Jonathan Averill, 31, who is accused of stealing and selling a pair of video cameras from the campus.

The arrest affidavit stated that police were made aware of the thefts in Oct. 2011.

Investigators, using an online pawn shop database, found out the cameras had been sold to two different pawn shops in Arlington, and that two women had signed the sales slips, the affidavit stated.

However, after reviewing surveillance video from both shops, investigators said they noticed a man who seemed to be doing most of the talking during the transaction. They later identified that man as Averill, the affidavit stated.

A warrant was issued for his arrest in February, and records show he was taken into custody at some point earlier this year. However, he was formally charged in this case after his arrest Wednesday.

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