Lourdes Lara-Victoria, a 34-year-old Northwest Side woman accused of stealing thousands of dollars’ worth of cellphones from a business, could face additional charges.
An arrest warrant affidavit stated that San Antonio police are investigating several similar burglaries.
According to that affidavit, investigators believe Lara-Victoria shot out the front window on a Sprint Touchstone store near Loop 410 and Marbach Road early on the morning of Jan. 12.
Surveillance cameras captured a woman and man then walking out with a number of cellphones, the affidavit stated.
Police estimated the loss at about $41,000 worth of phones.
A few weeks after the break-in, police issued an appeal for help from the public through a Crime Stoppers report.
The report featured surveillance photos of the male suspect. Police have not identified him yet.
However, the affidavit stated that investigators discovered that Lara-Victoria had been using one of the stolen phones, including one occasion where she was sitting in the back seat of a patrol car.
Police said there were several other business burglaries around the time of the cellphone store break-in that also involved windows that had been shot out.
Among them were a Planet Fitness gym in the 11200 block of Portranco Road, a car lot and several Dollar General stores.
At the time of the crime spree, police said Lara-Victoria was working as a manager at a Dollar General, the affidavit stated.
It also stated that Lara-Victoria’s car was found abandoned at the scene of one break-in after a neighbor interrupted the crime, the affidavit stated.
Police interviewed Lara-Victoria about her car being found there, and they said she could not offer a reasonable explanation, the affidavit stated.
She was arrested at that time on an unrelated warrant, the affidavit stated.
Charges related to the cellphone store burglary were filed against her Tuesday.