Three weeks ago, College Station police received a burglary report from the offices of Nift. That’s the e-commerce business which recently announced expanding employment from 400 to 1,000 by the end of the year.
CSPD investigators were in contact with the owner of Boston-based Nift last Thursday to confirm ownership of one of the what the arrest report described was a “large quantity” of laptops that were reported stolen on January 10.
CSPD uniform and plain clothes officers going to Motel 6 on Texas Avenue led to the arrest of a Bryan man on a felony theft charge.
The surveillance that led to the arrest followed the discovery that one of the stolen laptops was purchased at a pawn shop by a motel guest.
29 year old Travis Sanders is accused of having a backpack containing three of the stolen laptops and giving a false name.
Sanders was also arrested on two warrants from Burleson County.
At the time of last Thursday’s arrest, Sanders was out on bond from an arrest on Christmas Day, where he is one of two men accused of taking a cooler out of a pickup parked inside the garage of a College Station home.
As of Monday morning, Sanders remained in jail on bonds totaling $27,500 dollars.