Car Burglar Caught Red Handed at Music City Mall

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - A Music City Mall burglar is behind bars in Odessa.

Police say they caught 24-year-old Joe Luis Ruiz red-handed.

Someone called in a burglary in progress in the mall parking lot.

When police pulled up, they saw Ruiz and another guy, break out a car window.

When they realized they were caught, they tried to run.

Officers caught Ruiz, but the other jumped in a white Chevy Avalanche and got away.

Police found that suspect, 21-year-old Joel Fuentez, a few blocks down the road.

Fuentez was arrested on traffic charges.

Ruiz faces two counts of auto burglary and evading arrest.