SUGAR LAND (Covering Fort Bend News) – Two men believed to be responsible for many Fort Bend County burglaries have been arrested and charged with burglary of a habitation in the Sugar Land area. Additionally, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) holds were received for both suspects.                                                       

On Aug. 30, the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office arrested Francisco Leonel Tapia-Marrero, 38, and Andres Mauricio Vallecilla-Sinisterra, 36, in the 4100 block of Sandstone Bend Lane in Sugar Land.

 Around 7:59 p.m., 911 dispatch received a call of a burglary in progress. The caller hid while the suspects broke in through a rear window wearing masks and gloves. Deputies arrived at 8:01 p.m. and detained the suspects.

Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office Detectives later interviewed Tapia-Marrero and Vallecilla-Sinisterra and officials say one of the men provided a confession.

Francisco Leonel Tapia-Marrero

Francisco Leonel Tapia-Marrero.

Andres Mauricio Vallecilla-Sinisterra

Andres Mauricio Vallecilla-Sinisterra.

Detectives believe the two suspects are involved in other similar Sienna and Riverstone area burglaries stemming back to mid-July.

“I feel confident these cases will be cleared by the pair’s arrest,” said Sheriff Troy Nehls. “This is great work by our patrol deputies and detectives.”

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office at 281-341-4665, Extension 1.

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