LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – Lubbock police uncover a stash of stolen goods believed to be linked to two fugitives, and another cache of stolen goods and guns. The search for two wanted men takes police to a north Lubbock storage unit where they find a shed full of stolen property.
Sergio Gonzales and Daniel Reyna are both wanted on an aggravated robbery warrants, and authorities believe they may involve in a string of other thefts. Late Tuesday afternoon police got permission from the person who rents the storage unit to search it.
The hunt for Gonzales and Reyna continues, but the search has pointed police to more stolen property and more arrests.
Trip after trip, officers loaded stolen property from a storage unit near the Clovis Highway and North University into an evidence van. Among the items recovered, a dozen firearms, around 30 pieces of art, power tools and car stereos.
The LPD Special Duty Unit got a tip about the stolen items earlier in the day and passed it along to detectives. "There does appear to be a connection between this group of firearms and a previous group." About a week and a half ago, on April 22nd, a Crime Line tip took police to a stash house where they found guns, televisions and tools and also arrested Reyna's brother and a woman.
But during the most recent recovery, detectives collected twice as much property as they did during the first search at the house. "It shows they commit serious crimes. I wouldn't mind categorizing it as above average for an amount of stolen property we find in any one or two locations," says Captain Greg Stevens with the Lubbock Police.
So far, no charges have been filed against anyone for the property found here, but police did escort a female down to the department for questioning.
Reyna and Gonzales are still on the run, and police believe they may have left Lubbock. "Their arrest warrants on the national system. No matter where in the U.S. they are, any law enforcement agency in North Carolina or Florida or Washington State if they come across him that warrant will show up," says Cpt. Stevens.
Gonzales and Reyna are considered armed and dangerous. If you have any information that may help the investigation you are encouraged to call Crime Line at (806) 741-1000. Police say if you hide a wanted fugitive you are breaking the law yourself.
Investigators do believe there could be another place where there are more weapons hiding somewhere around the city.
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