The Tyler Police Department is investigating an overnight burglary at Best Buy that is believed to be related to a series of burglaries at the electronics retailer across the state.

Officers responded to a commercial alarm at about 2:30 a.m. Friday at Best Buy, 5514 S. Broadway Ave, according to a news release from the department

Upon arrival, officers found damage to the front doors, indicating someone had made entry into the store.

The business was checked by officers, but they did not find anyone inside. A representative for Best Buy arrived and said a large number of Apple Watches and computers had been stolen.

The store's surveillance footage shows two vehicles pulling up to the front of the store and six suspects exiting the vehicles, all wearing hoodies and gloves. The suspects used a long crowbar to pry open the doors.  The video indicates that the suspects were in and out of the building within five minutes.

Tyler PD said one vehicle was a white compact SUV and the second was a silver four-door sedan, possibly a Camry. 

Investigators believe this is an organized crime ring that has struck numerous Best Buy retail stores recently in Texas.

Anyone with information about the suspects involved in this crime is urged to contact the Tyler Police Department at 903-531-1000 or Crimestoppers at 903-597-CUFF (903-597-2833). Crimestoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest and charges filed against the suspects in this case or any felony case.

Cory is a multimedia journalist and member of the Education Writers Association, Criminal Justice Journalists and Investigative Reporters and Editors. He has appeared on Crime Watch Daily and Grave Mysteries on Investigation Discovery.

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