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Trio arrested in separate shoplifting cases

SAPD: All 3 suspects targeted same businesses more than once

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Three people face charges of theft after San Antonio police said they tied them to several shoplifting incidents at local businesses.

The suspects were identified in an affidavit as Eva Salazar, 49;  Rose Marie Onofre, 30; and Roland Guerra, 35.

According to the arrest warrant affidavits, police believe Salazar and Onofre worked as a team on at least one occasion, while Guerra is suspected of committing a separate string of crimes.

The affidavit stated that workers at a La Coste store stopped the two women one day last December as they walked out of the business with five pairs of sunglasses, worth more than $700, in their shopping bags.

During the confrontation, Onofre reportedly asked the store employees, "What are you going to do about it?" the affidavit stated.

Police said she and Salazar got away, but witnesses picked them out of a photo lineup, the affidavit stated. Charges were filed against Salazar, who already was in custody, on Tuesday.

However, it's unclear whether Onofre has been arrested yet. The affidavit stated that both women have prior theft convictions.

In a separate case, Roland Guerra, 35, is accused of walking into several Home Depot locations and stealing chainsaws and trimmers.

Police believe Guerra targeted one location, in the 12000 block of Interstate 10, three different times, the affidavit stated.

During their investigation, detectives said they determined that Guerra is the brother of one of the store's owners, the affidavit stated.

Police showed his picture to store security officers and they identified him as the suspect, the affidavit stated.

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Mugshot of Eva Salazar. Mugshots of other two suspects were not available at the time of this article's publication.

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