AMARILLO -- On January 8 at 1:45 p.m., Amarillo Police were called out to EZ Pawn at 2600 W. 6th on a theft that had just taken place.
Officers learned that 36-year-old Dennis Charles Carlson had just stolen several diamond rings and was last seen running from the store.
When officers arrived, they learned that the Carlson entered store carrying something in his hand. He looked around for a short time then took a hammer out and began breaking the glass out of a display case stealing 16 diamond rings and running out the doors.
A spouse of an employee gave chase to the subject but lost Carlson shortly after, however the suspect dropped all the rings and they were recovered and returned to the store.
Officers were checking the area for the suspect and noticed a lot of dogs barking in the alley of 400 S Kentucky. One officer began checking trash dumpsters and located the Carlson hiding in one behind 406 S Kentucky.
Carlson was arrested and was transported to Potter County Correction Center and booked on a charge Theft over $1,500 less than $20,000, and Criminal Mischief over $500 less than $1,500.
Copyright 2014 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.