According to the timeline, a week later, Tashana Sykes, Wilkens' girlfriend, was found to be in possession of a stolen laptop. Also that week, Shafer's fingerprints were matched to the scene of a Schenectady County robbery in mid-November.
At this point, according to police, the multi-agency task-force was formed, and the three suspects were then taken into custody.
The information obtained led to a search warrant 1681 Avenue A in Schenectady, where police say Sherwood was residing, where several thousand dollars in stolen property was recovered in addition to the narcotics.
Police identified televisions, laptops and DVDs as some of the items stolen during the burglaries and are still investigating the matter.