FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Sgt. Brian McGregor
Office: (504) 712-2252
Date: January 10, 2011
time in 8 days for committing multiple business burglaries
- A man who claims he is homeless was arrested a second time in
8 days after committing additional business burglaries.
At approximately 1000 a.m., Monday,
January 10, 2011, Kenner Police Officers responded to the Super
Asian Buffet, located at
to investigate a business burglary.
Upon officer’s arrival, officers
discovered that someone had broken a window to gain entry into
the closed business.
Checks and an undetermined amount of
money were taken from the business.
Upon viewing video surveillance;
investigating officers / detectives noticed that the perpetrator
was in fact Manuel Victor Castro-Figueroa 59, who also uses the
name Victor Castso.
Castro-Figueroa was known to Kenner
Police due to the fact he was arrested on January 2, 2011, after
he committed a theft at the Jumbo Buffet, located at 3550 Williams Boulevard.
At the time of his arrest,
Castro-Figueroa was in possession of property taken from a
December 31, 2010 business burglary that occurred at Chile
Tomate Y Cebolla Supermarket, located at 3215 Georgia Avenue.
Castro was arrested (January 2, 2010), for the crimes of theft,
simple burglary, and simple criminal damage to property, he was
released January 5, 2010 from the
due to prison overcrowding.
Having observed Castro-Figueroa on video
surveillance, patrol officers, detectives, and members of the
Special Response Team, and Bike Patrol began a block by block
search for Castro-Figueroa who was known to frequent the Williams Boulevard
/ Driftwood Subdivision.
Castro-Figueroa was located by
investigating officers in the 3700 of block of Martinique Avenue,
At the time of his arrest he was
found to be in possession of property taken from the Super Asian
Castro-Figueroa waived his rights and was
interviewed by Detective Jesse Johnson and Officer Ninoska
During the interview,
Castro-Figueroa admitted to the Super Asian Buffet business
In addition, Castso also admitted to
two additional business burglaries that occurred January 8, 2011
at the Union Supermarket, located at
2105 West Esplanade Avenue, Kenner,
and January 9, 2010 at Servicios Latinos, located at
1111 Veterans Boulevard, Kenner.
Castro-Figueroa was arrested and charged
with the crimes of simple burglary (3-counts) and simple
criminal damage to property (3-counts).
At the time of this press release,
Castso remains in the custody of the Kenner Police Department.
Castso will be transported to the
for a magistrate hearing for bond.
Chief Steve Caraway urges anyone with
information concerning this incident to call the Kenner Police
Department at (504) 712-2222 or Crimestoppers at (504) 821-2222.
Detective Jesse Johnson and Officer Wayne Glaser are in charge
of the investigations.