Video: Repeat offender breaks into same house twice in one week


An Albuquerque man with a history of vandalism and breaking into homes just can’t seem to learn his lesson. He’s behind bars once again. This time, he broke into the same house twice in one week.

Back in January, Albuquerque Police were called to a house near I-40 and Rio Grande.

According to the criminal complaint, a neighbor called police because they noticed the person inside the house was not the homeowner. Instead, it was Raymond Shorb, but he tried to convince officers otherwise.

Shorb: This is my house. 
Officer: This is not your house. 
Shorb: I own it! It’s been on the market since 2003. 15 years.

His excuses didn’t stop there.

Officer: When you moved in yesterday, who did you arrange it with? The owner of the house? 
Shorb: I have accountants. 
Officer: Okay. 
Shorb: Secretaries. 

As soon as police moved in to arrest Shorb, he takes off and runs to the house next door, climbing on top of the roof. Police managed to get him off the roof and cuffed him.

Court documents say just six days later, Shorb made his way back to the same house. Police say he denied breaking in and got access through an eye scanner on the front door.

Then, 11-days after that, police spotted Shorb at the El Mezquite Market near Central and 98th. He allegedly threatened two employees with a knife when they wouldn’t let him take a shopping cart.

For the third time in the month of January, police again, arrested him. Shorb is still behind bars as of Saturday night. He’s facing a slew of charges including felony aggravated assault, residential burglary, and resisting arrest.

Back in 2015, Shorb was accused of vandalizing an alleyway in Downtown Albuquerque. Those charges were dismissed.

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