Three men are in custody after allegedly breaking into Jose Altuve’s home and stealing seven figures worth of jewelry.
The crime occurred on the March 30 Opening Day, when Altuve’s Houston Astros took on the Chicago White Sox in Houston.
The three men – Patrick Bernard Maxey (27), Jordan Tarniella (25), and William Jones, Jr, 28 reportedly broke into the home shortly before 8:30 pm CT and left 10 minutes later with 13 watches, one of which cost over $400,000, via KHOU.
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Altuve was at the ballpark during the incident and had forgotten to set his alarms.
Prosecutors say cell phone data shows that Maxey was at Altuve’s home at the time of the incident. Surveillance footage shows the three men meeting prior to heading home.
Tarniella has since admitted he was the getaway driver, using his mother’s car. Both Maxey and Jones have two prior burglary convictions. They both had their bonds set at $200,000, while Tarniella’s was $150,000.
Tarniella said the other two men offered to pay him for his role in the crime, but he never received any money.
a woman, Jasmyn Hall, was also arrested and charged with evading police. The police said she was with one of the suspects and tried to get away.
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The two-time World Series champion has not played this season after breaking his thumb from being hit by a pitch while playing for Team Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic.