Austin police have successfully apprehended Esequiel Martinez and his son, Damien Martinez, this fall on the charge of Burglary of a Non-Residence.
The pair is suspected of being involved in over 50 storage unit robberies in the South Austin area. The father-son duo rented a storage unit from the facility two days prior to the robbery. Court documents indicate that the police have acquired surveillance video showing the pair breaking into storage unit doors using bolt cutters.
Thankfully, the police conducted their investigation thoroughly and apprehended the pair quickly so that Austin storage unit owners may once again feel safe. Storage safety is often an under-looked concern for many people renting units, but robberies do happen and it is imperative to employ the best storage unit practices to ensure your belongings safety. Experts recommend using circular locks rather than padlocks for your unit. For more storage safety tips, contact Mopac Self Storage at (512) 244-101 today.