GPS on stolen phone used to track Mission home invasion suspect

Alejandro Villarreal Jr. in court

Authorities tracked down a home invasion suspect with a phone that was taken in a home invasion, along with a safe.

Alejandro Villarreal Jr. was in court around 3:45 p.m. Thursday.

Police believe he was the getaway driver in the home invasion where two masked men stole a family TMs safe and two cell phones.

GPS on one of the stolen phones helped police track down Villarreal north of Mission in Hidalgo County territory.

Villarreal was pulled over and then arrested.

The 23-year-old is believed to be the getaway driver in Tuesday afternoon TMs home invasion.

Two men stormed the home with two handguns on the1800 block of Lauren Lane in central Mission

Investigators believe Villarreal was the getaway driver, and are looking for two to four more people involved in the home invasion.

They also believe this could be an inside job because the suspects went straight for the family TMs safe.

Villarreal TMs bond was set at $500,000.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Mission Crime Stoppers at (956) 581-TIPS or (956) 581-8477.