Lubbock Police Department officers responded to a burglary alarm early Wednesday morning, October 9th, and recovered "thousands of dollars' worth of jewelry."

A report later released by the department states that at 4:10 a.m. on October 9th, officers responded to a burglary alarm at Anderson Brothers Jewelers, located at 8201 Quaker Ave.

According to the report, officers arrived at the scene as 31-year-old James Casias (pictured above) was attempting to leave the parking lot of the jewelry store. Casias was stopped and asked to exit his vehicle. He complied with the order and stepped out of the vehicle wearing a bullet-proof vest.

Officers reported seeing contraband and jewelry in plain sight which lead them to conduct a vehicle search, during which they found additional contraband and stolen property, including that of another possible burglary in Plainview.

Casias was arrested for burglary of a building, unlawful possession of body armor, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was booked into Lubbock County Detention Center without incident.

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