EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) - El Paso Police made a second arrest in connection to a Westside burglary Tuesday after thousands of dollars in stolen jewelry were found inside a second hand store just blocks from the Paso Del Norte Bridge.
Store owner Marco Antonio Grado, 52, is charged with Theft over $2,500, less than $30,000.
Initially, police arrested Joseph Pena, 21, after he was allegedly caught on camera entering a home in the 5600 block of Star View on May 7. Investigators who were looking into the home burglary executed a warrant on the Central de Plata y Oro store located in the 800 block of South El Paso Street.
During the search, thousands of dollars in jewelry reported stolen during the Star View burglary was located. Investigators also say Grado had some of the stolen jewelry sent to a refinery where it was melted down.
Grado did not record any of the required information for a legal second hand dealer transaction according to police.
He was booked into the El Paso County Detention Center on a $10,000 bond.