Woman linked to Toys "R" Us burglaries in 3 states
Kamaria Williams, 22, believed to be getaway driver
SAN ANTONIO – A 22-year-old woman is believed to be one of two people involved in a string of burglaries involving Toys "R" Us Stores in three states. At least one of them happened in San Antonio. A charge of burglary was filed against Kamaria Williams locally on Tuesday.
According to an arrest affidavit, San Antonio police said someone used a sledgehammer to smash through a door at Toys "R" Us in the 8300 block of Highway 151 on Sept. 17.
The burglars then broke into a locked glass cabinet and took more than $4,400 worth of electronics, the affidavit stated.
Police said they were notified by the company's regional asset protection manager that there had been five similar burglaries at its stores in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, and he suspected others in Tulsa, OK, and Missouri might be linked to the apparent string of break-ins.
The affidavit stated that shortly after an Oct. 29 burglary at a Toys "R" Us in Mesquite, police there stopped Williams for a traffic violation and detained her on outstanding warrants.
It stated that she was driving a car that matched the description of one used in the burglaries, and that it contained evidence linked to the crimes, including the sledgehammer.
Investigators said they also found video games and equipment stolen from the stores inside a motel room where Williams and a man had been staying. She was arrested about a week later.
The affidavit stated that during questioning, Williams confessed to being the getaway driver in the burglaries, including the one in San Antonio and identified a second suspect in the case. It's unclear whether that man has been arrested yet.
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