Bexar deputy patrol car burglary case provides clues to second break-in, leads to arrest of Sean Burke

Sean Burke, 20, charged with vehicle burglary

SAN ANTONIO - Sean Burke, 20, has been named as a suspect in a North Side car burglary after a link Bexar County Sheriff’s detectives made while working another vehicle burglary case.

Burke was arrested Wednesday and booked into the Bexar County Jail with bond set at $1,600.

An arrest warrant affidavit stated Bexar County investigators were looking into a case involving one of their patrol cars that was burglarized outside the North Side home of a deputy Sept. 16.

The affidavit stated that items from that vehicle had been stolen and sold at a pawn shop.

While detectives were reviewing surveillance video of that suspect in the pawn shop, they noticed another man in the video who was pawning a GPS system at the same time, the affidavit stated.

That man then left in the same vehicle with the original suspect, the affidavit stated.

Bexar County detectives said they decided to examine the GPS system and noticed an address on it listed as “home.”

When they went to that address, they said they contacted a man who said his vehicle had been burglarized on the same night as the deputy’s patrol car, the affidavit stated.

Bexar County detectives said they also found out he lives across the street from the deputy.

Investigators said they found a receipt at the pawn shop, showing Burke is the man seen on video selling the GPS.

Bexar County detectives have already made an arrest in connection with the burglary of the deputy’s car. Edward Rojas, 20, is charged with burglary in that case.

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