Cell phone text messages help Bexar deputies find burglary suspect

Omar Nesbit, 36, allegedly left phone at scene of crime

A cell phone found at the scene of a burglary at a Northeast Bexar County Walmart contained text messages that have led sheriff’s investigators to a suspect, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.

Omar Nesbit, 36, was arrested Thursday on charges of burglary and evading arrest.

The affidavit stated that an employee of Walmart on Foster Road called the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office on Oct. 8, saying she noticed a suspicious truck driving off from the parking lot as she was leaving work.

The truck was loaded with bicycles, toys and other items that appeared to have been taken from a storage shed outside the store, the affidavit stated.

Deputies tried to stop the truck when it returned to the parking lot, but two men inside got out and ran away.

The affidavit stated that investigators later found a cell phone inside the abandoned truck.

On the phone were several text messages, including some that discussed plans for the crime and one that contained the suspect’s first and last name, the affidavit stated.

Investigators later identified Nesbitt as one of the suspects. The affidavit stated that they believe he also had help from a store employee, who also faces charges.

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