Crime of the week

Friday, August 13, 2010 - 4:33pm

Theft over $200,000 Electronic Equipment


El Paso, TX

Crime Stoppers of El Paso is assisting the El Paso Police Department in locating the persons responsible for the theft of a long-haul trailer containing electronic equipment, making this the “Crime of the Week.”
On Sunday, July 25th, 2010, about 4:00 P.M., the owners of HOWL Transportation located at 300 N. Zaragoza arrived to find the front gate wide open with the chain and lock missing. At first, nothing seemed to be missing; however, the next morning a driver came to pick up his load and discovered that it was gone. After reviewing surveillance tape, the owners saw a former employee and an unidentified man hook the trailer up to their rig and depart. The trailer was later found at 12801 Azogue on the far east side with its contents missing.
The merchandise in the trailer had been five separate model numbers of IHome electronic equipment, a total of 2838 pieces stolen. The total value of the merchandise stolen is $233,664.42.
The former employee has been identified as Javier Betancourt, born on 04/07/1966. He is 5’10”, 210 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. There is no information about the whereabouts of the suspect. The other subject has not been identified.
If you have any information at all about the identity of the persons responsible for these burglaries, or the location of their vehicles, please call Crime Stoppers of El Paso at 566-TIPS(8477) or submit your tip online at You will remain anonymous and, if your tip leads to an arrest, you may earn a cash reward up to $1,000.

Crime Stoppers of El Paso, Inc. is a private non-profit corporation that brings together the community, law enforcement and the media to solve crime.

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