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Three weeks after losing about $37,000 in comic books and action figures to a burglary, Ruben Flores, 71, and his daughter received a surprising call

Victoria Advocate, Texas

VICTORIA, Texas — Three weeks after losing about $37,000 in comic books and action figures to a burglary, Victoria shop owner Ruben Flores, 71, and his daughter received a surprising call.

"He said, 'I think we found your stuff,'" Flores' daughter Ramona Flores, 27, said Tuesday.

Rudolfo Alvarez, 26, was arrested on a warrant charging him with theft or possession of stolen property between $30,000 and $150,000. (Photo/Victoria County Sheriff's Office)
Rudolfo Alvarez, 26, was arrested on a warrant charging him with theft or possession of stolen property between $30,000 and $150,000. (Photo/Victoria County Sheriff's Office)

The call was from the Victoria Police Department. Most of the Floreses' stolen merchandise was recovered.

"We figured this stuff was long gone," the younger Flores said.

On Tuesday, police announced more good news for the Floreses. They had arrested Victoria resident Rudolfo Alvarez, 26, on a warrant charging him with theft or possession of stolen property between $30,000 and $150,000 in the 1400 block of East North Street. He remained in the Victoria County Jail in lieu of a $35,000 bond. He has no criminal history in Victoria County.

In late December, Ruben Flores returned from a two-week hospital stay for diabetes-related complications with his daughter to find a shelf of comics gone from their shop. Midnite Rambler Collectibles, 503 E. North St., borrows its name from the elder Flores' DJ handle, which he used during his decadeslong career broadcasting in Victoria.

According to the Victoria Police Department, police recovered an estimated $37,000 of comics and action figures from A+ Movies, Games and Thrift Store in the 1300 block of Sam Houston Drive on Jan. 3.

Despite the good news, Ramona Flores said they recovered only about 80 percent of the stolen items, which included such esoteric works as a comic from the "Warrior Nun Areala" series. She said the stolen goods were identified by her father's handwriting and packaging.

"Something good always happens when something bad happens," Ruben Flores said.

©2018 Victoria Advocate (Victoria, Texas)

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