A Los Angeles man was taken into custody for allegedly ramming his BMW sport utility vehicle through the front window of the Apple Store at The Promenade Mall in Temecula sheriff’s officials said Sunday.
A 22-year-old suspect, Equonne Romon Howard, was arrested on Thursday morning around 9 a.m. on suspicion of violating his state parole and two counts of second degree burglary, according to a report by CBS Los Angeles.
Howard was booked into the Southwest Detention Center and is being held without bail.
Sheriff’s deputies learned that Howard was the registered owner of the 2003 BMW SUV when the license plate of the vehicle was ripped off and left behind at the scene after the car was used as a battering ram — smashing into the Apple Store around 4:47 a.m. on Thursday.
Surveillance footage from inside the store showed several suspects exiting the vehicle and attempting to steal various electronics while inside. Suspects were eventually able to free the vehicle from being stuck on the security gate in order to flee the scene. But not before leaving behind a key piece of evidence for police.