The Abilene Police Department arrested two Abilene brothers on Wednesday, August 11, on Burglary and Theft charges. The Department’s Surveillance Apprehension and Tactic’s Team, along with Patrol and Property Crimes assisted in their apprehension.
The two brothers are tied to several burglaries and thefts throughout the City over the span of several months. They were apprehended at a south Abilene home without incident. Richard Stroope is charged with State Jail Felony Theft, and Michael Stroope is charged with State Jail Felony Burglary of a Building, and State Jail Felony Theft of Copper. Crimes against Property detectives are looking to close several cases the two brothers are suspected to be involved in. The investigation is ongoing.