Illegal immigrant caught burglarizing Kohl's

Illegal immigrant caught burglarizing Kohl's

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Damasio Silva Ortega Damasio Silva Ortega

EL CENTRO, CA- An illegal immigrant is caught inside an El Centro Kohl's department store in the middle of the night with thousands of dollars in jewels.

Police say it took a taser to bring him down.

El Centro police say 20 year old Damasio Silva Ortega was caught burglarizing Kohl's early Wednesday morning.

Police say an officer arrived to the department store in the 800 block of E. Danenberg Drive around 2:15 a.m. and noticed a smashed window.

They say Ortega was located inside the store, resisted arrest, and had to be tased.

Police then found nearly $23,000 worth of jewelry after searching Ortega.

He was booked into Imperial County Jail charged with burglary and resisting arrest.

Ortega's bond was set at $25,000.

Police say he is from Durango, Mexico and admitted to being in the U.S. illegally.

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