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Dustin Ammons

Burglar who entered store ala ‘Mission Impossible’ under arrest

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Kyle Police say a man caught in the process of burglarizing a Target store had entered “Mission Impossible” style — lowering himself through a hole cut in the roof and armed with rope, a harness and a grappling hook.

Police responded to the store “when overnight video monitoring reported a male subject was actively burglarizing the store,” the city said in a press release. “Officers entered the store to find the suspect, Dustin Ammons, 37,  making a poor attempt to hide behind a rack in the shoe department. The subject was arrested without incident.” Online records indicate he is 5 feet 11 inches and weighs 210 pounds.

A little over $25,000 worth of merchandise was recovered at the scene, the city said. 

Video obtained from store surveillance showed the subject as he smashed electronics cases and loaded duffel bags with items, and Police Chief Jeff Barnett said Ammons was equipped with a two-way radio with an earpiece and admitted he was communicating with a getaway driver, but he refused to identify that party. Police are still looking for the driver of the getaway car, Barnett said. 

Ammons was charged with burglary of a building and felony criminal mischief and booked into the Hays County Jail.  

Anyone with information regarding this crime, including the identity of anyone else involved, is asked to call the Kyle Police Department at 512-268-3232.