Deputy constables say they have arrested two suspects in connection with an organized theft ring that started in central Texas and ended in Spring.
Christopher Beebe, 34, and Brittany Trout, 31, are linked to nine documented thefts at Lowe's stores in Austin, Katy, Houston, Tomball, Kingwood and Spring.
According to authorities, Beebe would run out of the stores with stolen battery-powered tools, primarily drills, chains and saws, while Trout would be waiting in a car to drive away.
Deputy constables were investigating the crimes in Spring when they learned about another theft in Tomball fitting the suspect's description in which a license plate had been obtained.
A search on the license plate revealed that the vehicle was reported stolen out of Round Rock.
It was then found by Houston police during a random search of a parking lot on FM 1960.
Deputy constables responded to that location and arrested both suspects on warrants for theft and unauthorized use of motor vehicle from Round Rock, and new charges of Organized Retail Theft, with possible additional charges pending.
Both suspects remain in jail.