Austin police accuse man of stealing apartment refrigerator to sell it


Austin police have accused a 20-year-old man of stealing a refrigerator from a Cedar Park apartment complex and trying to sell it.

Christian Campbell has been charged with a state jail felony for a non-residence burglary, an arrest affidavit said. Online records show Campbell was not in the Travis County Jail on Thursday.

A maintenance worker at the Altis Lakeline Apartments in January told police he saw a man, later identified by police as Campbell, removing a refrigerator from an apartment along with a few other people, according to the affidavit. Campbell ran off when the worker photographed him, the affidavit said.

Among the other people with Campbell was a woman who told police she was helping him remove and load the fridge onto her truck because she had agreed to buy it from him through a mobile classified listing app. Campbell fled with her money, the woman told police.

During their investigation, police linked Campbell to other similar offenses, including crimes in Williamson County, according to the affidavit. Using the worker’s photograph and fingerprint evidence, police confirmed Campbell’s identity as the suspect, the affidavit said.



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