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Caught on camera: Man throws rock through Nob Hill business' window

Ryan Laughlin
October 16, 2018 05:30 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A shop owner contacted KOB after he says a homeless vandal threw a rock through his storefront window in Nob Hill.

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“And all of a sudden he gets in front my store and goes... boom," said Robert Steinberg, owner of Stone Mountain Bead Gallery.

He said he caught the culprits on camera Sunday night. However, he’s frustrated the footage isn’t enough for police.

"We have a name, we have a face, we have him on film breaking my window, what can we do,” Steinberg said. “And the officer says we can issue a summons to appear in court, but since we don't have an address, it's not going to go anywhere."

While KOB was at the bead shop, a man walked by who resembled one of the people in the surveillance video.

KOB confronted him, asking if he was the man who threw the rock, or if he knew the person who did.

He eventually admitted to being the man who was walking with the person that threw the rock. He identified them as, “Skylar,” but said he didn’t know their whereabouts.

"If you want to be a criminal in this town it really pays to be homeless. Or at least to have no evidence of an address, because you can get away with anything,” Steinberg said.

APD spokesperson said just because someone doesn’t have an address, doesn’t mean they can get away with breaking the law. However, the department admits that policing a transient population has its challenges.

Steinberg said police attempted to track down the culprit Monday morning.

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