On 8/28/12, Officers responded to an auto burglary at Seaside Villa Apartment, 1011 Ennis Joslin in which a black Ford pick-up truck was used as the getaway vehicle. The victim reported a cd player was taken from a Mercury Mountaineer. On 8/23/12, a blue Mitsubishi Eclipse was also burglarized; taken was a backpack and cosmetology kit.
The Police Department's Auto Theft Task Force was able to explore all criminal activity involving the same vehicle and identify two suspects. ATTF Detectives were able to link Robert Benavidez, 20, and his girlfriend to the multiple burglaries throughout the city.
Benavidez was arrested at 1122 Shiels by Corpus Christi Police and the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Fugitive Task Force. He was charged with the outstanding Parole Warrant for Possession of Controlled Substance and Resisting Arrest. The case is ongoing and the Benavidez could face additional charges.