Police catch alleged car burglar in act

Police catch alleged car burglar in act
Juan Carlos PORRAS: EPPD

POSTED: Monday, September 16, 2013 - 2:17pm

UPDATED: Monday, September 16, 2013 - 2:18pm

Police: Suspect tried to escape, was caught a short distance away

El Paso Police officers catch an alleged car burglar in the act in Northeast El Paso.

According to EPPD officials, officers saw Juan Carlos Porras getting in a Nissan SUV at 1:45 a.m., Saturday morning.  Officers alleged that Porras was going through items inside the vehicle when an officer approached.

Officer say that Porras then ran away, but was located a short distance away. They add that Porras had entered the victim's vehicle through an unlocked door.

Porras was placed under arrest for Burglary of Vehicle and Evading Arrest, and was booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility.

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