The suspects paid the sales tax on the phones and were allowed to take them.
The suspects were captured on surveillance and those images have posted on the Dubuque Police Department’s ID4PD webpage.
Beer was also cited for failure to stop at a stop sign, operating after suspension and failure to notify police of an accident.
Dubuque police are seeking the identity of a man who attempted to pass a counterfeit bill at a local convenience store earlier this month. the night of December 15th at the AWN Shop Part in the 14-hundred block of Central Avenue.
According to the Sheriff’s Department, 47 year old Brain Beer was driving a vehicle for Southern Grant County Road Crew when he ran a stop sign at the intersection of State Road 80 and Kirkwood Road in Hazel Green and crashed into an embankment.
Beer fled the scene in the van, before abandoning it in Hazel Green.
A Dubuque fire fighter was injured while battling a garage fire last night. One fire fighter was injured and treated at Mercy ER.
Before this was discovered, two people people came into the store, as previously agreed during the initial account set-up, and acquired over 20 cell phones valued at over 17-thousand dollars.
As the two left, a foot chase ensued and Chest shot Lt. Baxter returned gun fire, striking Chest twice, which incapacitated him. Chest was charged with attempted murder and first degree robbery.