Report: New Mexico burglars found via footprints

Created: 05/09/2014 7:59 AM
By: The Associated Press

ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) - Authorities say deputies were able to track down three suspected burglars in Espanola by just tracing their footsteps. Literally.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that Santa Fe County sheriff's deputies tracked the footprints of the suspects from a burglarized home Tuesday morning and found the men.

According to a probable cause statement, 20-year-old Avigael Munoz admitted to deputies that he and two 17-year-olds broke into the house to steal items they could sell to pay for traffic tickets issued for a seat belt violation.

The report says the suspects took five guitars, a knife, jewelry and some medications.

Munoz was arrested on a number of charges, including burglary and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The teens also were books on burglary.

It was not known if they had attorneys.

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