It's a crime that happened in broad daylight.
"He's got a pretty good track record for theft and burglary,” Chief Chuck May said.
According to Madisonville Police, 19-year-old Lanarron Leon Green is accused of breaking into a home on Shipp Street in Madisonville -- and Chief Chuck May says the teen wasn't alone.
“They're notorious for thefts and burglaries in and around our community," May explained. "One of the teens just got released from prison about five or so months ago; he was in for burglary and theft."
No one was home at the time, which gave Green, 21-year-old Demarcus D. Ross and 18-year-old Derrick Kyle time to grab what they wanted and go without ever being noticed.
“They broke a window to get into the house and naturally when you break glass, someone's going to get cut,” added May.
The trail of DNA left at the scene was just the beginning of what would become a trail of clues left behind for police.
Authorities would soon get their big break. Surveillance cameras captured the three suspects cashing in their stolen goods at a local pawn store.
“This is the only one we've had in a while and they were just getting cranked up again,” said May.
Warrants were issued for their arrest and all three have since been charged with burglary of a habitation.
Green was recently released from prison for burglary and theft. Kyle remains in the Brazos County Jail on drug charges. The stolen belongings have been returned to the owner.