1 of 5 suspected 'Grinches' in police custody

By Sara Story - bio | email
Posted by Ellen Krafve - bio | email

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Police think they may have arrested one of the people who robbed the Velazquez family of their Christmas presents. But there are five other suspects still on the run.

A little after noon Wednesday, a neighbor called police to report someone breaking into a home on Baldwin Drive. The Velazquez's home is nearby on Van Drive.

After leading police on a short chase, the single arrest was made near Garden Valley and Lenora.

Police say the suspects broke into a back bedroom window. After loading up their getaway truck that was parked in an alley behind the home, the crooks took off. When police pulled them over, the six suspects started to run. The driver of the truck a 14-year-old Hispanic male was taken into custody.

police say they are still looking for four Hispanic males and a Hispanic female. Officers located property from Wednesday's burglary in the back of the truck.

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