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Road Trip From Chicago to Steal From Nichols, NY Best Buy Warehouse

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Four people are accused of stealing $118,000 worth of electronics from the Best Buy warehouse in Nichols.New York State Police say shortly before midnight February 24th, a report was made about a suspicious van in the parking lot of the warehouse in Tioga County.

Troopers say they followed a vehicle driving slowly on Berry Road before the van finally stopped and the driver fled on foot.

Police say they found a large number of laptop computers, camcorders and other electronics in the van.

Authorities say they got a tip that led to the arrest of two suspects at the Lounsberry truck stop at around 7 a.m. with the other two suspects arrested at the Greater Binghamton Intermodal Transportation Hub bus station in downtown Binghamton.

Investigators say the suspects told them they traveled from the Chicago area with the purpose of stealing electronics from Best Buy.

24 year old Lance DeGraffenreid of Burnham, Illinois, 19 year old DeVonte Henry and 24 year old Ricky Pearson, both of Chicago and 35 year old Roland Jackson of Beloit, Wisconsin are charged with felony grand larceny.  All were sent to the Tioga County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.

State Police say the investigation is continuing.

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