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Third New Tampa cat burglary suspect arrested

TAMPA — The third suspect in a New Tampa cat burglary last month was arrested Thursday afternoon.

On Oct. 1, a Tampa Palms home with an unlocked sliding-glass door was burglarized while its residents slept. Police say James Maymi broke in and stole electronics, DVDs, a van and credit cards. From a sleeping child's room, he used a pillow case to wrap up some of the items.

Police say Maymi then gave the credit cards to his girlfriend, Yesenia Sanchez.

Sanchez and another man, Luis Roberto Rivera, 19, used the stolen cards in a clothing shopping spree at several local stores, police said. They were caught on stores' surveillance videos.

Crime Stopper tips helped police narrow down the suspects. Maymi and Sanchez were arrested last week.

Rivera was found near 3 p.m. Thursday at a friend's house and arrested without incident.

During questioning, police said Rivera admitting using the cards and that he knew they were stolen. He also said he pawned the stolen DVDs.

Rivera faces six counts of criminal use of personal identification information, grand theft, three counts of dealing in stolen property and three counts of defrauding a pawnbroker.

Third New Tampa cat burglary suspect arrested 10/23/09 [Last modified: Friday, October 23, 2009 3:35pm]
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