Albuquerque police arrest suspected thief

Israel Sandoval_MUG
Israel Sandoval


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Albuquerque Police Department busted a suspected thief who had quite the haul.

Israel Sandoval, 35, was arrested Monday as he was on his way to a pawn shop to pawn stolen tools.

Police say Sandoval was in a stolen vehicle and had several stolen items as well as a gun with him.

APD says the tools belonged to a local contractor and other items they recovered belonged to the Natural History Museum.

Sandoval is booked at MDC on several charges. 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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