3 caught, 2 on the run in string of burglaries

Deputies: Group used Facebook to plan heists

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FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas - Authorities said they've nabbed three men suspected in a burglary ring in Fort Bend County, but two more are still on the run.

Investigators said five men, Johnny Rodgers, 20, Alex Bello, 18, Ricardo Flores, 18, Jonathan Chavez, 18 and Bryan Rubio, 17, were all involved in as many as 11 burglary cases in Fort Bend and Harris counties.

Rodgers, Bello and Flores were arrested, but Chavez and Rubio are still on the run, deputies said.

Fort Bend County sheriff's officials said the men would talk about and plan the burglaries via private messages on Facebook. After the crimes were committed, officials said the group would again use Facebook to seek out buyers for the stolen bounty.

Deputies said some of the stolen items included computer screens, a PlayStation, an Xbox, cameras, collectible items, tools and jewelry. Investigators said some of the items have been recovered and returned.

All the suspects face charges of burglary of a habitation.

Anyone with information is asked to give the Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers a call at 281-342-TIPS (8477).

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