TORRANCE COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) - A serial battery thief who's been arrested once already this year is back to his old ways and now he's back in jail.
Joshua Solether, 18, was arrested this weekend after allegedly stealing a dozen car batteries from a Torrance County home that runs on solar power, leaving the homeowner without electricity.
This is the same guy who was arrested in January after allegedly stealing anywhere between 30 and 100 batteries from Albuquerque to Moriarty.
Investigators don't think he waited long after getting out of jail to return to his thieving ways.
They say surveillance cameras caught him in the act of his latest heist. He was then caught selling the batteries to a recycling center.
The home he allegedly hit this last time is just three doors down from his mom's house.
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