A father and son are arrested accused of theft and pawning off the items they allegedly stole. Fifty five year old Felix Salinas Senior and his son, Felix Salinas Junior were arrested. James Johnson has more, James.
Tim that's right because of system called leads online, passing off stolen items to pawn shops is that much harder.
It happened on the 3000 block of Gustavus Street. A women reported to Laredo Police that her residence had been burglarized. She would discover an assortment of different items missing from her home like dvd's, a weed eater, chainsaw, vacuum, and other property. After filing out the police report, Laredo P.D. would be able to track down these items that had been pawned at various pawn shops across town. Luckily because the victim was able to give a detailed description of these stolen items, it made retrieving them that much easier.
[cg:newsuper\voice of joe baeza\laredo police] 21:22:42:24 we recommend people to write down important things amd document high end items
Because of a system called leads online, helping law enforcement with their investigations in finding stolen goods is that much easier. When people bring items into a pawn shop, state law requires they show government issued identification and agree that the items they’re trying to pawn is their own. This system isn't just here in Laredo, but nation wide.
[cg:newsuper\voice of george beckelhymer\el bufalo pawn president] 21:27:29:08 it's a nationwide database, we can look up makes models and cereal numbers
According to El Bufalo Pawn President, George Becklhymer, the pawn industry is heavily regulated. Pawn shops go through auditing by the Credit Commission and Bureau of Alcohol, Tabacco and Firearms yearly and because of their work with law enforcement is why people pawning stolen items has gone down.
[cg:newsuper\voice of george beckelhymer\el bufalo pawn president] 21:28:52:03 the incidents have decreased significantly
Now this father son duo would be apprehended and are currently being held on 30 thousand dollar bond. For KGNS, I’m James Johnson.