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Man hits Smith's twice in four days

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Public safety > Sanchez tries to shoplift vaccum and women’s shoes

By Tris DeRoma

A 26-year-old Española man was recently sentenced in Los Alamos Magistrate Court to 564 days of supervised probation for trying to steal a Dyson vacuum cleaner (value $697) as well as two pairs of women’s UnderArmor shoes (total value $159.98) from the Smith’s grocery store at 751 Trinity Dr..
According to court documents, the suspect, Mario Sanchez, attempted to take the shoes on Jan. 20 and the vacuum just four days later on Jan. 24.
According to a police report, he then tried to take the same vacuum cleaner about a month later on Feb. 9 at the same store.
According to court records, it wasn’t the first time Sanchez tried to steal the same vacuum cleaner, having allegedly taken one in the recent past.
Sanchez was sentenced April 30 for the January incidents, where he was charged with one count of shoplifting ($250 or less) and one count of shoplifting (more than $250 but not more than $500) He was also sentenced to 564 days in county jail, all suspended. Sanchez was also ordered to pay $156 in court costs.
Along with the fines and court costs, Sanchez was also ordered, as conditions of his probation, not to possess a firearm or other weapon, pay probation fees of $25 per month to the court and was prohibited from entering any Smith’s grocery store.


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