Two Charlotte men and a teenager have been charged in connection with a series of electronics thefts at Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools.
Taha Jamal Alasfar, 24, is charged with felony and misdemeanor possession of stolen property, possession of stolen property, forgery, counterfeiting merchandise and prescription drug fraud, according to a news release from Charlotte-Mecklenburg police.
Daquan Erwin, 26, and a 15-year-old are charged with breaking and entering, conspiracy, and larceny. The pair was charged with a crime.
Police say iPads and other electronics were stolen from Albemarle Road School and Piney Grove Elementary from Feb. 3 to Feb. 13, leading Charlotte-Mecklenburg police and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools police to work together to identify the thieves.
On Feb. 13, they received an alarm call at Albemarle Road Elementary and saw Erwin and the teenager walking away from the school. The pair was arrested.
That arrest led officers to the store where Alasfar worked, Player’s Wireless on Farm Pond Lane. There, police say, they found stolen goods, including an iPad taken from Piney Grove Elementary.
They also discovered two sweepstakes machines, counterfeit phone accessories and contact lenses.
Police say the investigation is ongoing.