Local law enforcement authorities have caught the main suspect and likely culprit of last week’s millionaire jewelry heist of Drake’s tour bus. The 21- year-old Travion Lamar King was apprehended for trespassing in a college campus and, incredibly, he was later released on his recognizance on Thursday, September 8.
As initially thought by the local police department in Phoenix, Arizona, the robbery took place on Tuesday night while Drake performed one of his tour dates at the Talking Stick Arena in the southern city. Officers had also confirmed that the jewelry stolen did not belong to Drake and that it was the property of his DJ Future the Prince instead.
Further confirmation from the authorities clarified all doubt about the jewelry belonging to Drake’s tour partner, the rapper Future. The disappeared objects had an estimated worth of $2 to $3 million dollars according to the musician.
The burglar talked his way into Drake’s tour bus
King was identified to be an employee for a cleaning company called ISS Facility Services, which specializes in large venues like the Talking Stick Arena.
Moreover, the man in question had worked at the site several times and knew it pretty well. King made his way to the bus and found that the doors were unlocked. He then convinced the driver to let him in claiming to be part of the hip-hop artists’ entourage.
Once on the bus, the former cleaner took the briefcase containing the jewelry and went on his way. It is unclear what happened in between, but the burglar apparently did drugs and next appeared at Arizona State University.
The man wore the stolen jewelry as he looked for girls on a college campus
The Tempe campus of the academic institution has security forces, but King managed to talk his way in there as well by convincing a front desk worker, who has already been fired. The 21-year-old reportedly even spoke to students around campus, asking questions about the buildings and girls, all while wearing pieces of the stolen jewelry.
Travion Lamar King proceeded to go up to the Barrett Honors College dorm rooms. Once there, he broke into a female student’s room and climbed on her bed asking for sex. One of her roommates contacted campus police and local authorities, who then arrested King for trespassing.
The suspect admitted to being high on PCP and marijuana while at ASU, although it is unknown if he was intoxicated as well when he stole the jewelry from Drake’s tour bus. According to TMZ, the man went to Arizona State because he was “thinking with the wrong head” and he wanted to “smoke and f**k.”
Court documents made public after King’s release reveal that the items stolen amount to $400,000 instead of the reported $3 million. When asked for comment by TMZ, Drake just said: “nobody robbed me.”
Travion King is a 21-year-old homeless man living in a Phoenix shelter. The man will appear before the Maricopa County Superior Court on September 21 on third-degree burglary and theft counts.
Source: ABC News