Police: Theft suspects may be linked to kidnapping of Mexican pop star's husband

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by Marvin Hurst / KENS 5

khou.com

Posted on August 23, 2013 at 8:50 AM

SAN ANTONIO -- A police report has revealed two alleged shoplifters arrested earlier this week in the Alamo City are wanted by Mexican authorities for kidnapping and being members of organized crime.

Lucia "Lucy" Janette Garza and Juanita Quintanilla Sanchez were arrested on a theft charge of $50-$500 early Monday morning.

The two are accused of shoplifting food, toys, and cosmetics from an HEB Plus in the 6800 block of Zarzamora Sunday evening.

According to investigators, the women left  the store without paying. They were being monitored by video surveillance in the store. Police said Garza  had her 18-month-old baby with her at the time.

According to a police report, officers discovered the two were wanted on Mexican federal warrants.  The document did not reveal specifics on the Mexican connection.

However, a number of internet reports claim the connection is to the abduction of Mexican pop star Gloria Trevi's husband.

Trevi is widely hailed as the edgy equivalent to Madonna in Mexican pop music.

Her husband, Armando Gomez, was kidnapped in 2011, according to published accounts. A string of arrests have been made in the case since Jan 2012 including a well-known soccer player.

65-year-old Sanchez is out of jail on a $2,000 bond. Bexar County Detention records show Garza, 39, has been turned over to ICE.

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