Following his June 25 conviction for committing aggravated auto theft and related charges, a criminal identified as Abraham Alejandro “N” was sentenced to a nine-year prison term, and a 9,206-peso fine for reparation of damages.
The case dates back to May 24, 2018, when the accused made off with a 1992 General Motors pick-up truck that was parked outside a business located on the Chapala-Guadalajara highway about 1.5 kilometers north of Chapala city limits. He had gained entry to the vehicle using a type of sawed-down key commonly employed by car thieves.
Having spotted the crime in progress, the truck’s owner, aided by a second party, jumped in a car and drove off in hot pursuit. Alerted to the incident, municipal police rushed to join the chase, tracking the thief down as far as a subdivision of Ixlahuacaán de los Membrillos, where he crashed into an ambulance.
Caught red-handed, Abraham Alejandro “N” was arrested on the spot to begin a judicial process that was concluded just over two years later.