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Rio Hondo feed store burglar wanted

January 17, 2019

A man who is accused of breaking into a feed store in Rio Hondo is on the run.

Police issued a wanted poster on Facebook for Julian Rey Ortega. Investigators say the-19-year-old Ortega broke into the Triple A Feed Store on Industrial Parkway on Wednesday, Jan. 9.

Owner Miguel Alaniz says the burglar stole a laptop, PS4 and controllers. He says the suspect was hurt breaking into the feed store.

“I believe he cut himself with the sheet metal trying to get in,” Alaniz said. “Yes he bled a lot around the store.”

Police recovered the stolen items behind the business. They say Ortega was arrested the day of the burglary but was released by a justice of the peace.

Anyone with information on Ortega is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (956) 893-2954. A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered.

dmaldonado@valleystar.com

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