ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - A suspect in the theft of a donation box aiding the four officers shot last weekend has been located, the Albuquerque Police Department reported Friday afternoon.
An APD spokesperson identified the suspect as Ricky Roybal, 18, and said he will be charged with misdemeanor larceny and receive a summons to appear in court. He was located not far from the Westside Donut Mart where the theft occurred.
Police said officers had located the second man seen on surveillance video. That man is not facing charges.
A pair of crooks walked into a local donut shop early Friday morning and took off with a donation box filled with money for the four officers injured in Saturday’s shootout on the streets of Albuquerque.
Surveillance cameras show the two guys in action at the Donut Mart at Coors and Sequoia.
Tahir Gauba, the owner says he has seen one of the two suspects at his store several times before.
Both suspects walk in and buy coffee at around 5:40 Friday morning. One of them starts eyeing the donation box on the counter and when no one is near the counter a few minutes later, he runs off with it.
The guy who was with him follows him out.
The money inside the box was intended for the three APD officers injured in Saturday’s shootout on the streets of Albuquerque along with a Bernalillo County sheriff's deputy who is still in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the leg.
Gauba says the crooks of course took them by surprise.
"I was shocked. It kind of made me feel sick you know. What kind of person would do something like that...Especially with a donation box,” Gauba said.
Gauba hopes the crooks will be caught.
He says they paid for their coffee with a credit card, so he gave that information to police.
The owner says, since news of Friday morning's robbery, three people have matched the $40 that were stolen and many more people have donated.
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