Smash And Grab Burglaries

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A string of burglaries in Pueblo will continue until the criminals responsible are caught, according to police.

Authorities say the crooks are pulling the, "smash and grab" routine, by smashing cars into buildings, stealing as much merchandise from inside as possible and then dashing away before police arrive.

6 Burglaries have taken place in the last three weeks.

Police say there's been thousands of dollars in damage and stolen goods.

Authorities also say the cars being smashed into these buildings are stolen.

29 Year old Christopher Romero was arrested in March suspected of burglarizing local establishments.

According to his arrest affidavit, Romero smashed his grandmother's car during one of the burglaries.

Romero admitted in the affidavit that he's addicted to cocaine.

He said he was burglarizing businesses to feed his drug problem.

Also according to the affidavit, Romero was with one other person at the time of his arrest. He was with 40 year old Bernard Gonzales. Gonzales was arrested along with Romero but was admitted into a local hospital for injuries sustained during the arrest. However, Gonzales took off shortly after and hasn't been seen since.

Police have a warrant out for his arrest.

Anyone with information is asked to call crimestoppers.

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