SAN ANTONIO -

An alert neighbor helped Bexar County sheriff's deputies arrest a man accused of at least two home burglaries.

The witness called sheriff's deputies after watching a man break into a home in the 11000 block of Buckskin Bend in northwest Bexar County, and leave with a black bag.

The witness also wrote down the suspect's license plate number and gave it to authorities.

According to an arrest affidavit, sheriff's deputies used the information to find the suspect vehicle and arrest 29-year-old Gilbert Torres.

The affidavit stated Torres broke into the home on Buckskin Bend in October while a woman identified as Rene Valle waited outside in the car. Investigators said Torres later pawned jewelry that he stole from the home.

Deputies also found more evidence when they served an arrest warrant. According to an affidavit, the couple had a backpack full of electronics and jewelry in their bedroom, and the trunk of their car was packed with a crowbar, safe and more electronics and jewelry.

Valle admitted to deputies she recently drove Torres to another house in the 26000 block of Lost Creek Way.

The owner of that home identified the items as being stolen from the home. Torres was charged with burglary of a habitation. The affidavit did not state if Valle was arrested or charged.

According to the affidavit, Valle admitted she routinely drove Torres around while he broke into homes.

Torres has a long criminal history, including several burglary charges.

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