Two men have been charged in connection with a string of burglaries in the Heights that court records say netted them thousands of dollars in appliances, according to the Houston Police Department.
HPD’s Southwest Crimes Suppression Unit arrested Shamark Nkemakolam and Nijeray Hopkins last week as part of a multi-agency operation with the West University Police Department, Bellaire Police Department and additional agencies.
Investigators say Nkemakolam stole $45,000 worth of appliances from Heights homes, and he has been charged with two counts of burglary of a building and one count of aggregate theft. Hopkins has been charged with one count of burglary of a building and two counts of aggregate theft.
“It’s still an active investigation,” HPD spokeswoman Jodi Silva said.
According to a report from ABC13, the Southwest Crimes Suppression Unit was conducting surveillance on two vehicles making their way through the Heights last week. The report says investigators followed one vehicle to a home in the 2300 block of Ashland Street before eventually arresting both suspects and finding thousands of dollars’ worth of ovens, stoves and other appliances.