AUSTIN, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - The Austin Police Department has made an arrest in the burglary of the flagship Kendra Scott store on South Congress.
Raymond Patrick Hernandez, 44, has been arrested and charged with felony burglary of a building.
The burglary happened at 3:48 a.m. on April 2 and security camera footage showed a man, later identified by police as Hernandez, wearing all black with white tennis shoes and a black baseball hat.
In the video, the burglar got inside the store and broke glass display cases, grabbing jewelry and stuffing it all into a bag. He broke multiple cases before leaving and was in the store for about 40 seconds.
Kendra Scott issued this statement after the burglary:
"Austin is our heart and home and our Flagship store honors those roots. It is with a heavy heart this evening that we alert our community that an intruder broke into this property and removed thousands of dollars of precious merchandise around 3:40am this morning. Our culture of giving back is a core value of ours and when we are robbed of our merchandise this also robs the proceeds of the impactful causes in our community we are committed to supporting. We are offering a $10,000 cash reward to the person who offers up information leading to the arrest of this individual. We are working closely with APD and kindly ask the Austin community to call them directly with any details leading to the identity of the intruder. As a result and taking effect immediately, new security measures have been implemented company-wide to ensure our properties are safely protected."
Bond has been set for Hernandez at $70,000.