2 men accused of stealing thousands from Sea World San Antonio amphitheater

Authorities say items tracked down through online sellers

Christopher Swinney

SAN ANTONIO – A man was arrested after allegedly stealing thousands of dollars’ worth of video equipment from Sea World San Antonio.

Christopher Swinney, 19, is charged with burglary of a building with intent to commit theft or felony.

Police said a security worker at Sea World reported the equipment stolen from one of the park’s amphitheaters.

Authorities said the man posted the stolen items for sale on Craigslist and on mobile apps.

Investigators contacted Swinney, who welcomed them into his home, and asked him about the stolen items. He said it was a misunderstanding and returned the items to police.

When later questioning both Swinney and another man who police said was with Swinney during the burglary – Carlos Juarez, 18 – the men admitted to burglarizing the building, taking the items and putting them up for sale.

The value of the items stolen totaled to more than $21,000. 

Juarez is facing a charge of burglary of a building with intent to commit theft or felony. Magistrate records show he has not been arrested yet.

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