PHOENIX — The Latest on the theft of jewelry from a tour bus being used by rapper Drake in Phoenix (all times local):
Phoenix police have recovered $3 million in jewelry that was taken from a tour bus used by rapper Drake, and a suspect is in custody.
Authorities say 21-year-old Travion King was in the process of being booked Wednesday on charges related to the burglary.
Sgt. Vince Lewis says 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 say a briefcase containing the jewelry went missing from the tour bus while Drake was performing at Talking Stick Resort Arena in downtown Phoenix with DJ Future the Prince and rapper Future.
Police say the suspect has done contract work with local venues including the arena in the past.
Lewis did not say who owned the jewelry, but he confirmed it did not belong to Drake.
Phoenix police say $3 million worth of jewelry was taken from a tour bus being used by rapper Drake and DJ Future the Prince.
Police Sgt. Vince Lewis says the theft occurred Tuesday night at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in downtown Phoenix, where the men were performing.
Drake has been co-headlining his “Summer Sixteen” concert tour with fellow rapper Future. Future the Prince is Drake’s official DJ.
According to investigators, a suspect entered the bus between 10 and 10:15 p.m. and removed a briefcase containing the jewelry.
Lewis says police do not disclose the identities of burglary victims, but he confirmed the jewelry did not belong to the “Hotline Bling” rapper.
The investigation remains ongoing.
Representatives for Drake did not immediately respond to requests for comment Wednesday. A representative for Future the Prince declined comment on the theft case.