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EPPD: Teen responsible for eleven ‘smash and grab’ burglaries around El Paso

Police officers arrested two teenagers in connection to eleven ” smash and grab ” burglaries.

Police said the series of business burglaries occurred across El Paso from March 9, 2019 to March 26, 2019.

The burglars would gain entry into the businesses by breaking the front windows and then steal money and other property, police said.

During one of the burglaries in West El Paso, video surveillance cameras captured images of a black, four-door sedan with a gray top.

On March 26th , Pebble Hills officers located a similar vehicle in the parking lot of a school in the Lower Valley.

Surveillance units followed the vehicle until it was stopped for a traffic violation by police officers.

Property reported stolen during various burglaries was found in the vehicle and the driver and passenger were taken into custody, police said.

While being interviewed by investigators, one of the teenagers in the car was found to be in possession of a cell phone allegedly stolen during a burglary committed earlier the same morning, police said.

Police charged Brian Ramirez, 17, with four counts of Burglary of a Business. A 15-year-old boy with Ramirez at the time of his arrest was turned over to the custody of the Juvenile Probation Department for his alleged role in five of the burglary cases.

Ramirez was booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility on bonds totaling $35,000.

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