The suspect, identified as 21-year-old Travion King, snatched
the briefcase after boarding the bus at about 10 p.m. on Tuesday
at the Talking Stick Arena in Phoenix, police spokesman Vince
King has done unspecified contract work with local entertainment
venues in the past, but was not known to be employed for work
for that particular show, Lewis added.
The bus was being used for a Phoenix show featuring Drake and
his fellow rapper Future. It was apparently unoccupied at the
time and the jewelry did not belong to Drake, according to
Drake and Future were appearing in the city's downtown as part
of the "Summer Sixteen Tour," which began in July, according to
the event website. It was scheduled to resume on Wednesday in
A representative for Drake declined to comment on the case on
King was being held at a Maricopa County jail, Lewis said.
He was first arrested around 3 a.m. in a separate matter by
Arizona State University Police in Tempe, a Phoenix suburb, on
suspicion of trespassing after officers found him in a dormitory
with a bag that held the stolen jewelry, Lewis said.
Then, just before police released him on Wednesday afternoon,
detectives investigating the jewelry theft learned he was being
held at the jail and arrested him on suspicion of burglary,
Portions of King's activity were captured by arena surveillance
cameras, Lewis said.
Officers are working with the victim to account for the items
reported stolen, Lewis said.
(Reporting by David Schwartz in Phoenix; Editing by Curtis
Skinner and Tom Brown)
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