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Starr County Brothers Charged in A&M Burglaries

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Posted: Dec 12, 2012 9:23 PM

Updated: Dec 13, 2012 12:47 AM

WESLACO - Two Starr County brothers have been accused of burglarizing more than three dozen dorms at Texas A&M College Station.

The brothers are accused of stealing money, iPads and even Aggie class rings.

Jovan Martinez from Rio Grande City is charged with three counts of burglary of a habitation. His younger brother, a current A&M student, faces the same charges when he turns himself in.

Police said the two burglarized 47 dorm rooms during the football season.

"Some of my buddies ... their drawers were all open. Everything was kind of everywhere," Laura Hoffman said.

Police said the brothers broke in during football games because they knew the dorms were empty. Both suspects are former marching band cadets.

"I can't believe someone would break in from the Corps. They know what it's like," Elizabeth Wishert said. "Being a former Corps member means you shouldn't do stuff like that. You should hold yourself to a higher standard."

Campus police assigned special investigators to nab the suspects. They found some of the stolen items in the younger brother's campus apartment.

Topics: jovan martinez, texas a&m, rio grande city

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