Suspect arrested in $3M Drake tour bus jewelry heist

4:29 a.m. EDT September 8, 2016

Phoenix Police recovered $3 million in jewelry that was stolen Tuesday in the city from a tour bus used by Drake and Future.

Police said they tracked down the suspect, Travion Lamar King, 21, to a Maricopa County jail, where he was booked early Wednesday on suspicion of criminal trespassing after Arizona State University police found him on the school’s Tempe campus.

Surveillance video helped police identify King as a suspect in the tour-bus burglary. Sgt. Vince Lewis, a Phoenix police spokesman, said King was recognizable because of his previous contract work with local concert venues.

A briefcase containing the jewelry was stolen from a Drake and Future tour bus sometime between 10 and 10:15 p.m. Tuesday. It happened during the concert at Talking Stick Resort Arena in downtown Phoenix.

This Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, photo released by Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff’s Office show suspect Travion King. King, 21, was arrested Wednesday in connection with a theft of $3 million worth of jewelry that was taken from a tour bus being used by the rapper Drake and DJ Future the Prince while they were performing Tuesday. (Photo: Uncredited, AP)

Police would not say to whom the jewelry belonged, but Lewis confirmed it did not belong to Drake. He said in a statement Wednesday evening that the “property has been recovered as well and officers will be working with the victim to account for the items reported stolen.”

Representatives for Drake did not immediately respond to requests for comment Wednesday and a representative for Future the Prince declined to comment on the theft case, the Associated Press reported.

Lewis said King was being re-booked into jail in connection with the burglary.

Drake’s Summer Sixteen Tour was expected to resume Wednesday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.


LAPD Says $2M Worth Of Jewelry Stolen During Hollywood Hills Home Invasion

This story was a little confusing at first, because the name of the business this guy owns is, “Diamond Supply Co.,” but they do not supply diamonds, rather they are a skateboard hardware company.

HOLLYWOOD ( —  The Los Angeles Police Department says more than $2 million worth of jewelry was stolen from a Hollywood Hills residence during a home invasion robbery early Sunday.

The incident took place in the 1800 block of Sunset Plaza Drive.

Police say five armed men stole the jewelry as well as a pistol and a rifle.

Authorities are not saying if anyone was injured during the home invasion.

KCAL9’s Jeff Nguyen spoke to friends and neighbors of the alleged victim who says he was roughed up.

It’s a story that is Only On 9.

Ted Dhanick and Donna Hui say their Hollywood Hills neighborhood is still buzzing hours after the home invasion robbery.

Friends and neighbors say the house belongs to Nick Tershay who’s also known as Nick Diamond – seen on many YouTube videos as an entrepreneur and fashionista.

He owns a company called Diamond Supply Co. The company runs a storefront in the Fairfax District specializing in skateboarding hardware and a fashion line inspired by hip hop music.

“We heard that someone got beat up, ” said friend Dhanick.

Diamond’s security team told Nguyen their client has a knot on his head after getting roughed up by the invaders.

One neighbor was surprised to find out that another resident kept so much of value in his home.

“Why would you keep $2 million worth of stuff in your house?” said John Devoe, a neighbor.

“He’s always got people staying there,” said Ghanick, “He’s got a lot of friends. So it could’ve been anyone.”

Friends said Diamond moved into the expensive neighborhood — with its expansive views of the LA basin — last year.

There was an open house about six months ago.

“I went in and looked. So many floors and cubicles and a pool and everything, but it looks to me like a party house,” said a man named Randy.

According the the website Zillow, the home is back on the market for $8 million.

Zillow is constantly updating.  I checked Zillow, and the house did not show that it was on the market for $8M.  Their Zestimate® was $7,662,883, but that is not meaningful, and does not translate to “on the market.”  Zillow listing for 1853 Sunset Plaza Drive.  If the author of this article was off on these details, I would imagine there are other details they missed as well.