- Associated Press - Friday, December 8, 2017

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) - A man has been convicted of burglary and other charges in a case stemming from a 2013 break-in at a pharmacy in southern New Mexico.

Prosecutors announced Friday that 39-year-old Tareeq Munir was convicted following a two-day trial.

Authorities say Munir set off a motion detector during the break-in. Police responded to find the electricity, internet and phone lines cut and the back door pried open.

Munir was found hiding in the ceiling with 1,700 tablets of Hydrocodone, testosterone and other controlled substances that had been taken from within the pharmacy. He tried to escape but was unsuccessful.

Prosecutors say the case had been pending for some time because Munir jumped bond and fled. He was eventually caught in El Paso, Texas, where he was convicted in two similar cases.


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