Police arrested three Albuquerque men suspected of breaking into a pair of businesses last week and stealing several cartons of cigarettes, amongst other items.
Terry Brown, 60, Marques Bailey, 32, and 21-year-old Jarrell Thaddeus Robinson, also known as Adonis Green, were each charged with one count of commercial burglary, attempted commercial burglary, conspiracy, criminal damage to property, larceny, possession of burglary tools and tampering with evidence. Robinson also faces one count of concealing his identity.
At around 4:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 29, Las Cruces Police responded to a burglar alarm at the Pic Quik store at 2701 Elks Drive. The first-arriving officer spotted a black Cadillac that was not occupied but parked near the store. As the officer approached, he also noticed that the back door to the store was ajar.
The store was not open for business at the time. Before calling for backup, the officer also spotted a man who appeared to be walking away from the Pic Quik.
Officers subsequently located Brown, Bailey and Robinson within walking distance of the Pic Quik store. Officers located several cigarette cartons in a plastic bag Brown was carrying, and several more cigarette cartons in a trash bin near the Pic Quik.
Investigators determined that on the previous evening the three men attempted to break into Express Cigarettes at 801 N. Solano Dr. Then, during the early-morning hours of Aug. 28, they parked the Cadillac near the Elks Drive Pic Quik and broke in through a back door.
Brown, Bailey and Robinson were booked into the Dona Ana County Detention Center with cash-only bonds set at $50,000 each.