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Suspect Arrested From Austin Smash And Grab Burglaries
Police have arrested a man they say is part of a smash and grab duo that has burglarized 25 Austin businesses.
Frank Joseph Flores Jr., 36, is currently in the Hays County Jail and charged with two counts of burglary of a non-residence in Hays County. Further charges are pending in Travis County, according to Austin police.
Another suspect is still on the loose.
Investigators say the two smashed into Austin businesses, cleaning them of cash. Police say there was no pattern to the businesses they targeted, but they did hit them afterhours. Police say they were quick -- being in and out in under a minute.
The tag team wore hooded sweatshirts to hide their identity. The getaway car was a black four door sedan, older model, with stripe down the side of the vehicle and tinted windows, according to police.
A list of some of the burglaries Flores is implicated in, according to Austin police -
- UHaul, 304 E. Ben White
- UHaul, 10125 N. IH35
- Subway, 3407 W. Wells Branch Pkwy
- Subway, 4815 W. Braker Ln.
- Subway, 1030 Norwood Park Blvd.
- Coffee Bean, 221 S. Lamar Blvd.
- Hays County: Quizno’s, 640 Old San Antonio Rd.
- Kyle: Dickie’s BBQ, 5695 Kyle Pkwy.
Photo from the Hays County Sheriff’s Office