Albuquerque Police catch up to accused penny burglar

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE)– Albuquerque Police say they’ve caught an alleged burglar who tried to make off with a bucket of pennies.

According to a criminal complaint a homeowner claimed John Carrejo was repeatedly breaking into his shed.

In a late July incident police say Carrejo tried to flee with $50 worth of pennies but was unsuccessful.

He was arrested and is facing a number of theft-related charges not just for this case but for at least five different cases from this year alone. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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