Two men arrested for 8 Seawall vehicle burglaries

Two men arrested for 8 Seawall vehicle burglaries

Rudy Servantes (left) Gustavo Aybar (right)

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by KHOU.com staff

khou.com

Posted on June 17, 2013 at 7:23 PM

Updated Monday, Jun 17 at 9:14 PM

GALVESTON, Texas -- Galveston police say they've arrested a couple of car burglars who spoiled a trip to the beach for several families Saturday.

Gustavo Aybar, 27, and Rudy Servantes, 20, were arrested for allegedly breaking into vehicles parked on the Seawall between 23rd and 89th.

At least eight vehicles burglarized during a three-hour period Saturday afternoon. 

An officer reviewed video from a local hotel and was able to identify the suspects' vehicle. He broadcast the description to other units.

An officer spotted the  vehicle and stopped it for a traffic violation. The cop spotted several purses in plain view. Aybar then gave him permission to search the car, police said.

Officers recovered several iPads, computers, game systems, purses, cash and firearms from inside the car. All of the items were reported stolen in the eight burglaries on Saturday.

Both Houston men were arrested and their bonds were set at $80,000 each.

 

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