TAMPA — Police have arrested a second suspect in the July 3 robbery of Gaspar's Cigar Shop.
Everaldo Alvarez-Burqueno, 18, is charged with two counts of burglary and two counts of third-degree grand theft.
Police say he and Jeremia Martinez Cotto, 18, broke into the store, 3675 S West Shore Blvd., between 1:30 a.m. and 3:30 a.m., and stole a plasma television, bottles of liquor and more than a thousand high-end cigars, some of which sold for $35 each.
Alvarez-Burqueno, of 4014 W Waters Ave., was arrested on Wednesday after police served a search warrant on his home and vehicles. Police say Alvarez-Burqueno admitted to selling all of the stolen items to a single source — someone who previously owned a cigar shop.
Alvarez-Burqueno was released from jail after posting $8,000 bail.
Police are continuing to investigate.