A Bryan man is sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty to engaging in organized criminal activity.
In January of 2019, 23 year-old Lorenzo Moore and four others stole a diamond ring from the Kay Jewelers in Post Oak Mall. Two days later, Moore was arrested when running from a jewelry store in Webster, which is southeast of Houston.
Two weeks later, College Station police again responded to the mall for what was reported as a shots fired call.
Officers discovered Moore and three others had broken glass to multiple jewelry cases and stole more than $80,000 worth of jewelry. Three hours later, Moore was arrested in Harris County.
According to the Brazos County District Attorney’s office, Moore had no prior felony convictions, but has two pending felony theft charges in Harris County and one charge in Orange County, Florida.
In addition to the prison time, he is ordered to pay more than $80,000 in restitution.
News release from Brazos County District Attorney’s Office:
On Friday April 16 , 2021, Lorenzo Moore, 23, was sentenced to six years in prison and ordered to pay more than $80,000 in restitution.
Moore pled guilty to the felony offenses of Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity, Theft $30,000 to $150,000, and Theft $2,500 to $30,000. Moore has no prior felony convictions but has two pending related felony theft charges in Harris County and one related charge in Orange County, Florida.
On January 14, 2019, College Station Police Officers responded to a report-ed theft at the Kay Jewelers in Post Oak Mall. Upon investigation it was discovered that Moore and four co-defendants stole a diamond ring from the hands of an employee and fled the mall. Two days later, Moore was arrested when running from Jared’s at Baybrook Mall in Webster, Texas while in possession of a stolen diamond.
On January 31, 2019, College Station PD was once again called out to Post Oak Mall., this time for a what was reported as a shots fired call. Up-on further investigation, however, officers discovered that Moore and three co-defendants had broken the glass to multiple jewelry cases at Kay Jewelers and stolen more than $80,000 in jewelry before fleeing in a silver Lexus. During this theft, Moore was wearing the same clothing as the offense on January 14th.
Approximately three hours later, Moore was arrested in Harris County in the same silver Lexis and wearing the same clothing after yet another theft at a Metro PCS in Houston.