Man arrested after afternoon of burglaries in Amarillo
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:05:59 GMT —
Amarillo Police Officers have one suspect in custody who has been charged burglarizing four homes in Amarillo on April 19, but the juvenile with him is still at large.
The first call came in from the 2000 block of Evergreen. The resident was home when the two suspects kicked in the front door and entered. When the suspects saw the residents, they ran out the back door. An officer located two possible suspects, but they were released pending investigation when they were not identified as the two that entered the home.
At 5:25 p.m., officers responded to a second call in the 5900 block of 23rd. Residents returned home to find that the back door had been forced open. Electronic game consoles and jewelry had been stolen. While this call was being investigated, officers responded to a report that a Hispanic male wearing a blue coat and a blue backpack was seen jumping out of a fenced yard at a home nearby on NE 21st. The man got on a bicycle and rode away.
An officer located and stopped a man matching on a bicycle in the 1600 block of Bluebell. Gaming consoles and other items in the man's backpack were identified as property taken on NE 23rd.
The suspect, Andres Lugo, 17, was arrested for burglary. He was transported to the police department for additional information.
Meanwhile, officers responded to home burglary reports in the 900 block of Foxglove and the 1200 block of Gardenia. Additional investigation led burglary detectives to link Lugo with all four afternoon burglaries. He was booked into Potter County Detention Center on four counts of Burglary of a Habitation. Officers are still seeking laptop computers and other items stolen in the burglaries.
The juvenile detained during the investigation on Evergreen was not present when the adult suspect was arrested and has not been located.