Men arrested for stealing laser machine worth $100,000, San Antonio police say

Suspects are facing burglary and theft charges

Justin Hill, 47, and Morocco Campbell, 44, have been charged with burglary and theft, police said. (San Antonio Police Department)

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police have arrested two men accused of stealing a laser machine worth $100,000 and hauling it across town in the bed of a pickup truck.

Justin Hill, 47, and Morocco Campbell, 44, took the machinery during a burglary at 6:30 a.m. Thursday in the 1400 block of W. Bitters Road, near Blanco Road, police said.

A surveillance video captured the vehicle the men were riding in, and police released a bulletin for officers to be on the lookout.

At some point, the men switched vehicles and placed the laser in the bed of a truck.

Police said the truck was spotted near Interstate 37 and Fair Avenue on the Southeast Side.

They conducted a traffic stop and “inside the bed of the truck, officers located the stolen machine,” police said in a Facebook post.

They were arrested before 1 p.m. Thursday and charged with burglary of a building and theft, records show.

Police said the investigation is ongoing.

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