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Police arrest man in string of East Side car burglaries

Christopher James Thatcher II suspected in 10 plus burglaries

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police arrested Christopher James Thatcher II on Tuesday in connection with a string of vehicle burglaries on the East Side.

Detectives got a tip about vehicle burglaries Tuesday morning and a description of a vehicle suspected to be involved.

Police identified Thatcher as a suspect and took him into custody in the 1200 block of Greer Street.

Investigators said Thatcher and another person are accused of being involved in 10 to 15 vehicle burglaries in recent weeks.

Thousands of dollars worth of items were recovered by police on Tuesday as well as a scanner device investigators believe the thieves used to decode car alarms.

Police said they have identified a second suspect but have not yet made the arrest.

Anyone who thinks they may have been a victim is asked to call the East Property Crimes Unit at 210-207-8854

Officers said the best way to avoid becoming a victim in this crime is to lock car doors and not keep valuables sitting in plain sight.