Police have arrested one man after recovering more than half a million dollars worth of stolen internet equipment on Friday at a storage facility.
According to Harris County Constable Precinct 5, Cristian Salas, 26, of Katy, was arrested without incident on felony theft charges.
After a two-month investigation, a search warrant was obtained for a storage facility being used to house stolen internet nodes, authorities said.
Authorities said approximately 1,300 customers have been affected by a loss of internet service due to these thefts of internet nodes, which are the connection points used to receive and send data for internet service providers.
Precinct 5 deputies are working with local internet providers to return the stolen equipment.