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Second suspect nabbed in Gaspar's Cigar Shop burglary

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.

Second suspect nabbed in Gaspar's Cigar Shop burglary 07/17/09 [Last modified: Friday, July 17, 2009 6:09pm]
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