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Victoria man suspected of motor vehicle burglaries

By Bianca Montes
March 21, 2014 at 7:03 p.m.
Updated March 20, 2014 at 10:21 p.m.

Christopher Hernandez

A Victoria man arrested Thursday on suspicion of burglary of a motor vehicle is believed to be responsible for a slew of other burglaries.

Responding to a 911 call, officers with the Victoria Police Department came across a 32-year-old removing items from a red Honda Civic and placing them into a truck. When officers questioned the man, he told them he burglarized the vehicle because he "needed to provide for his family," according to an arrest complaint.

Christopher Hernandez was arrested and later detained at the Victoria County Jail for burglary of motor vehicle with two prior convictions, a state jail felony.

His bond is not set.

Hernandez also was arrested on suspicion of fraudulent use of identifying information, theft of a firearm and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.

Hernandez is on parole for burglary, according to the arrest complaint. His prior convictions include burglary of a motor vehicle, two counts of burglary of a habitation and theft of property.

Victoria Police Department is investigating.

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