Final Suspect Arrested in Connection to a String of Car Part Thefts

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - An update on a string of car part thefts in Midland.

Police have caught their third and final suspect, 24-year-old Jaime Benavidez.

Two other suspects, 23-year-old Francisco Mercado, who bonded out of jail, and 19-year-old Daniel Cardenas, who remains behind bars, were arrested as well.

Police say the men targeted car dealerships along Wall Street, putting cars on blocks, then stealing the tires and rims.

Right now, they've been linked to 17 different thefts.