BILLINGS – A Billings man faces five felony burglary charges for allegedly burglarizing several electronic and cell phone stores over a span of several weeks.
Matthew Jeremiah Koehn, 33, is accused of burglarizing the AT&T store on King Avenue West early Jan. 22, throwing a rock through the window to gain entry.
Court documents state he stole cell phones and displays worth more than $3,000.
Two weeks later on Feb. 5, Koehn is accused of burglarizing the Verzon Wireless store on King Avenue West, again throwing a rock through the window and stealing cell phones.
One week after that burglary, Cellular Plus was burglarized with similar tactics. The business on Montana Sapphire Drive provided photos of suspects to police, identifying a former female employee, Lindsey Lane.
On Feb. 16, iDoctor was burglarized. Surveillance video shows a man throwing a rock through the window. Thirteen cell phones worth $3,200 were stolen.
Officers contacted Lane, who admitted to her involvement of the burglaries, stating she drove. Lane identified the burglar as Koehn, her boyfriend.
On Monday, Koehn was located and was in possession of a stolen pickup. Documents state he also possessed 2.5 grams of meth.
Koehn was arrested and admitted to committing the burglaries.
The total value of the stolen items equals $5,000 and the broken windows exceed $1,500.
Reporting by Dustin Klemann for MTN News