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PD: Man uses skateboard as getaway vehicle after Mesa burglary

Posted: 11:39 AM, Aug 19, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-19 18:37:50-04
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MESA, AZ — A man has been arrested for using a skateboard as a getaway vehicle after stealing an electric saw from a Mesa home, according to police.

Mesa police report that on August 12 they received a call from a resident saying a man, later identified as Victorio Martinez Higgins, 24, had stolen a circular saw from her home.

The resident reportedly saw Higgins enter the carport area empty-handed and left carrying a circular saw. She confronted Higgins, who ignored her and left on a skateboard, according to court records.

Responding officers reportedly located Higgins carrying a bag and riding a skateboard on Southern Avenue near Mesa Drive. When questioned, Higgins allegedly told officers he found the saw on the side of the road.

He has been charged with burglary.