Suspected serial burglars arrested

Posted at: 03/20/2013 9:25 PM
Updated at: 03/20/2013 10:19 PM
By: Danielle Todesco, KOB Eyewitness News 4

A couple of suspected serial burglars have been caught, thanks to a Craigslist posting.

Steven Townsend said his home was broken into on Sunday.  He says his large TV, laptop, Blu-ray player, and DVD's were all stolen.  Townsend said his friend put up a post on Craigslist about the theft and just 30 minutes later they had a lead.

Townsend said a man responded, telling them his neighbor tried to sell him the stolen stuff.  Albuquerque Police got a search warrant for the suspects' apartment and say they found around $20,000 worth of stolen property inside.

"The police officer told me when they did go into the apartment, that the child was watching one of my DVD's on my DVD player, apparently on my TV," Townsend said.

Police said the burglars took the 5-year-old child with them when they broke into homes.  Allen Bergeron and Angela Nemechek were both arrested.  Police said they are also facing charges for trafficking.