Drone worth more than $1K stolen in Aurora

Posted at 9:32 AM, Apr 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-06 11:32:39-04

Thieves who grabbed random boxes from the front of an Aurora store got away with pricey stock.

The two suspects walked into RC Hobbies at 15450 E. Smoky Hill Road around 1:45 Monday afternoon.

Police say they took three boxes, one with a Phantom 4 Drone, one with a Phantom 3 Drone and the third was empty. Employees chased the men, who dropped the box with the Phantom 3.

Online searches show the Phantom 4 retails for about $1,400.

The suspects are white males in their late teens or early 20s. They’re both about 6 feet tall with slim builds. They drove away with a white woman, who has a piercing between her upper lip and nose, in a gold Honda Accord. The vehicle has a temporary license plate in the upper left corner of the back window, with a number that may begin with “NY” or “N2.”

The suspects nearly hit someone in a parking lot as they fled, a witness told police.

RC Hobbies’ owner reported that a similar theft happened at the location in Littleton, as well.

Anyone with information should call the Aurora Police Department at 303-627-3100 or Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867).