Owner spots stolen truck in West El Paso traffic
POSTED: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 3:18pm
UPDATED: Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 3:58pm
ABQ man arrested; keys were left in vehicle
El Paso, Tx — An Albuquerque man was arrested and charged with theft of vehicle after driving away with a Chevy pickup Monday morning.
According to El Paso Police, a 2004 Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck had been parked along the 1200 block of Texas, with the keys left inside the vehicle. Officers say 24-year-old Luis Burgos-Garcia allegedly entered the vehicle and drove off.
The owner then called police and a report was filed. Shortly after 1pm Monday, EPPD officials said the owner saw the stolen vehicle on I-10 West, near Executive Center.
EPPD patrol units located the truck and Burgos-Garcia a short distance later. Burgos-Garcia was placed under arrest and booked into the El Paso County jail.
The truck was returned to the owner.