It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
According to statistics obtained by KOB, car thefts in Albuquerque have nearly tripled in the last three years. A car is stolen just about every hour in the Metro, but city officials say a recent study proves it has nothing to do with low officer numbers.
In 2013, 3,005 cars were reported stolen. That number increased to 3,558 in 2014 and more than 5,000 in 2015. The number last year: 8,040, or 22 a day.
Shaun Willoughby, president of the Albuquerque Police Officers Association, said when the official numbers are released, Albuquerque will be first in the nation in auto thefts.
According to criminal complaints, the two kidnapped the teen Wednesday afternoon at the 7-Eleven on Carlisle and Candelaria. The teen told officers he was shot in the ear before the couple threw him into the back of a black Charger. Once the boy was inside the vehicle, he says his wrists were zip tied and his ankles bound with rope. He claims they then tased him about 50 times before blindfolding him.