Albuquerque Police: Suspect arrested despite disguise attempt

Robert Lucero
Robert Lucero

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A suspected thief thought he could pull a fast one on police with a quick wardrobe change, but he was wrong.

Robert Lucero, 24, was caught on video trying to take a city bait car from downtown, but when he couldn’t get it started police say he took items from inside the car and fled in another vehicle.

Police followed him to Los Lunas, then back to Albuquerque to an apartment complex. Witnesses told officers Lucero put on a robe to try and disguise his appearance but they caught him anyway.

They also arrested 29-year-old Megan Wharton who was with Lucero. 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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