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Suspect in $6,000 theft nabbed while bicycling
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A burglar who netted $6,000 in cash from a Manteca tire shop was caught on a security video and arrested days later when Detective Aaron Montoy — who was working the case  — saw the suspect riding his bicycle in the 1100 block of Norman Drive.
James Edward Paz, Jr., 23, was booked into San Joaquin County Jail for the commercial burglary of Los Amigos Tires at 123 South Main Street and for an outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants for  past alleged offenses.
Los Amigos located in downtown Manteca has been burglarized in past years suffering sizable losses.
Manteca Police Sgt. Jody Estarziau said other items taken in the late night burglary on May 26 included tools and a portfolio.  She noted that Paz was one of two men seen on the security video during the tire shop burglary.
Paz was booked June 8 into San Joaquin County Jail in French Camp where he is being held without bail on an earlier arrest in addition to the Manteca burglary and two other cases in the court system from outside agencies totaling seven felony charges. He is scheduled to appear in the Manteca Branch of the San Joaquin County Superior Court at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.