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.

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