Man held as police recover £2.25m jewellery stolen from Drake tour bus
Published 08/09/2016 | 01:51
Police have recovered 3 million dollars (£2.25 million) worth of jewellery that was taken from a tour bus used by rap star Drake, and a suspect is in custody.
Officials said 21-year-old Travion King was being booked on charges related to the theft in Phoenix.
Sergeant Vince Lewis said investigators identified King through surveillance footage. They then learned that he was already in jail after being arrested for trespassing earlier in the day by campus police at Arizona State University in Tempe.
Police said a briefcase containing the jewellery went missing from the tour bus while Drake was performing at Talking Stick Resort Arena in central Phoenix with DJ Future the Prince and rapper Future.
Officers said the suspect had done contract work with local venues including the arena in the past.
Sgt Lewis did not say who owned the jewellery, but he confirmed it did not belong to Drake.
According to police, the suspect removed a briefcase containing the jewellery within a 15-minute window.
Drake has been co-headlining his Summer Sixteen concert tour with fellow rapper Future.
The tour, which began in mid-July, includes stops all over the US and in Drake's home country of Canada.
One of the most recognisable rappers for hits such as Hotline Bling and albums such as Nothing Was the Same, his latest album, Views, was released last spring.
Future the Prince is also a producer who has worked on records for several musicians including Adele.