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Thieves trick grandmother, steal items from her home

Megan Abundis
November 07, 2018 10:23 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – An Albuquerque man said his live-in grandmother, who suffers from memory loss, was tricked into letting a couple and their baby inside his home.


Michael Mirabal said surveillance video shows the couple stealing their belongings.

“This has been going on for at least a month, I want to say. It started with miscellaneous things missing from the house," Mirabal told KOB. “A jar of change, dollars left around."

He asked his grandmother what was going on but she couldn’t remember.

Mirabal took action and installed security cameras that alert him to break-ins.

“I see them. I don't know who they are.” Mirabal said. “They literally walk into the house like they own the place which is the scariest thing to see on one of these cameras when you have no idea who they are."

During an in-person interview with KOB, Mirabal received a phone call from the alleged culprit.

“Why are you breaking into the house? Who are you? How do you know my grandma?” Mirabal asked.

The man admitted to stealing from the home and blamed his actions on ‘hard times.’ The thief said he was recently in jail and has a baby.

KOB staff called 911 immediately.

Deputies said they were able to get a name and address for the man and are working to make an arrest.


Megan Abundis

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