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Suspect Admits Stealing Water Valves for Money

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Posted: Nov 22, 2012 8:05 PM

Updated: Nov 22, 2012 8:51 PM

HIDALGO COUNTY- 21-year-old Ramiro Gonzalez admitted to stealing water valves from several Mission businesses.

Gonzalez went before a judge Thursday. He told the judge he targeted several businesses and removed the water valves for money.

Police say criminals sell the high-value brass parts to scrap metal businesses.

Gonzalez is charged with five counts of felony theft. His bond was set at $100,000.

Several businesses that were targeted are following recommendations from police to lock-up the valves with cages.

Police continue their search for at least one more suspect.

Topics: Ramiro Gonzalez, stealing, water valves, Mission, 21-year-old

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