Man arrested during Target heist

A San Antonio man was arrested March 26 after authorities caught him in an elaborately planned heist of the Kyle Target.

Dustin Ammons, 37, was booked into the Hays County Jail March 26 on burglary of a building, a state jail felony, as well as a felony charge of criminal mischief.

According to a press release, Kyle Police responded to the Target along Kyle Parkway after overnight video monitoring reported a man actively burglarizing the store.

Officers entered the store and found the man, later identified as Ammons, making a “poor attempt” to hide behind a shoe rack. Ammons was arrested without incident. More than $25,000 in merchandise was recovered at the scene.

Video surveillance obtained by authorities showed Ammons had cut a hole in the roof and entered the building “Mission Impossible”-style, with a rope, harness and grappling hook. Ammons was also equipped with a two-way radio with an earpiece, which allowed him to communicate with a getaway driver, who remains at-large, said Kyle Police Chief Jeff Barnett.

During the spree, Ammons reportedly smashed electronics cases and loaded duffel bags with items.

Authorities are still investigating the incident. Anyone with information should call Kyle Police at (512) 268-3232.

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