BCSO: Convicted burglar caught breaking into cars again

Eloy Garcia, 27, arrested in series of north Bexar County break-ins


SAN ANTONIO – A man who's been convicted of burglarizing vehicles in the past has been arrested on the same type of charge once again, Bexar County sheriff's deputies said.

Eloy Garcia, 27, was taken into custody Wednesday and faces not only the vehicle burglary charges, but an additional charge of credit card abuse.

Bexar County sheriff's detectives believe he was involved in a series of car burglaries in late May along Magnolia Falls Street in far north Bexar County.

An arrest warrant affidavit stated that a resident told investigators he noticed two strangers in his driveway on May 19, and when he asked what they were doing, they ran off.

He said a few minutes later, he saw the men drive away in a noisy 2008 GMC 1500 pickup, the affidavit stated.

The man and several other neighbors later realized their vehicles had been burglarized.

One person reported that his daughter's wallet with her debit card inside was among the items stolen from his car, the affidavit stated.

Investigators said they learned someone had tried to use the stolen debit card at a Walmart, and obtained surveillance video from the business, the affidavit stated.

Detectives said they traced the license plate of the getaway car and found out the truck belongs to Garcia's father, the affidavit stated.

However, based on the surveillance video and Garcia's criminal history, they believe he -- not his father -- committed the crimes, the affidavit stated.

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