Judge: Old Town burglary suspect to remain in jail

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A judge decided a teen accused of breaking into shops in Old Town will stay locked up until his family finds a place to live.

Devon Roybal was arrested on Tuesday during a police sting after shop owners reported repeated break-ins and damage to their buildings.

Friday afternoon, Roybal’s mom defended her son, saying the family is homeless and just trying to survive.

“I’ve been struggling for a while, we have had our issues back and forth, which, you know, we have conquered a lot of them, and we don’t have any really big support,” said Katherine Roybal, the suspect’s mother.

Police say they found stolen knives on Roybal along with gloves, a flashlight and tool sets.

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