Update: Two facing charges of mail theft

Published: Jan. 27, 2022 at 3:33 PM CST
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LAREDO, Tex. (KGNS) - Two alleged porch pirates are arrested for allegedly stealing packages.

The man who was wanted by police in the case has been arrested.

Victor Manuel Ortiz was arrested at around 1 a.m. on Friday.

Florentino Martinez was arrested on Wednesday.

The investigation began in south Laredo after several reports were made regarding mail and package theft.

They are both charged with theft of mail and property.

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Two men are accused of stealing mail. The Laredo Police Department has arrested one of the men, but need help in catching the other.

On January 26, the Laredo Police Department arrested Florentino Martinez (Age 28), charging him with theft of mail and property.

The investigation began in South Laredo after several reports were made of mail and packages being stolen. The Laredo Police Department released the surveillance footage used in the investigation, where Martinez was identified with a second suspect identified as Victor Manuel Ortiz (Age 29).

Martinez has been arrested numerous times for theft involving packages. The case was then presented to the District Attorney’s Office, who determined sufficient evidence existed to seek arrest warrants for these two individuals.

Ortiz has not been arrested yet and has three pending, active warrants charging him with mail theft. If anyone has any information regarding the whereabouts of Ortiz or to report any suspicious activity, please call the Laredo Crime Stoppers at 727-8477 to be eligible to receive a cash reward.

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