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Suspects Arrested in Starr County Charity Burglaries

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Posted: Nov 28, 2012 4:34 PM

Updated: Nov 28, 2012 5:40 PM

STARR COUNTY - Rio Grande City police arrested two teens accused of burglarizing a charity agency twice in more than a week.

Investigators tracked down the suspects and recovered some of the stolen items, police said. At least one of the suspects will face criminal charges.

The pair allegedly broke into the Community Action Council of South Texas. They vandalized the building and stole thousands of dollars worth of equipment, police said.

Police got a break in the case when they arrested a 15-year-old in a burglary at North Grammar Elementary School in Rio Grande City. Officers on Wednesday questioned that boy and he led them to the loot and the other suspect.

"What we've got at this point were four of our monitors and our keyboards and some of the connectors," Community Action Council of South Texas Director Juan Cantu said.

"We're now hoping that maybe at the other house ... the stash house ... they're going to go look at that the computer itself," Cantu said.

Rio Grande Police Chief Dutch Piper said the teens will be charged with organized criminal activity and burglary. He said two other suspects may be linked to the burglaries.

Topics: rio grande city, charity, burglaries, juan cantu

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