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.