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San Diego couple arrested on suspicion of stealing toys from Christmas toy drive

April 5, 2011 |  6:10 pm

Toys A San Diego couple has been arrested on suspicion of stealing toys from a Christmas toy drive for underprivileged children, police said.

Timoteo Orque, 49, and Rowena Orque, 33, allegedly stole the toys from a Ronald McDonald House donation box in the lobby of a North Island Credit Union branch in San Diego last Dec. 16.

The couple allegedly walked out of the credit union with the toys while workers were busy with customers.  They were linked to the crime through the burgundy automobile seen on a surveillance camera, police said. 

The Orques distributed the toys, valued at about $200, to their three children. The couple was arrested at their home Monday and charged with commercial burglary. Timoteo Orgue is an Army veteran.


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Photo: Rowena and Timoteo Orque. Credit: San Diego Police Department