8-Year-Old Was Lookout in Burglary, Police Say

Isaac Garcia, Houston Chronicle, March 3, 2011

Police say a South Texas man took his pregnant common-law wife and two small stepchildren to a home burglary this week, using his 8-year-old stepson as a “lookout” for the break-in.

Fabian Losoya and another Weslaco man, Ernesto Alanis, are facing burglary charges after the Monday break-in in La Feria, police said.

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Losoya is also facing two counts of endangering a child under the age of 15, investigators said.

According to investigators, Losoya took his common-law wife, who is four-months pregnant, and two stepchildren, the 8-year-old boy and a 6-month-old stepchild, to the burglary.

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Police said that when officers responded to the scene, the boy was running around outside screaming, “Dad, the cops are here.”

Investigators said the men ran out of the home, where Losoya and Alanis were arrested as police drew their handguns on the men.

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