Mission burglary suspect claims he can't remember crime spree

Suspect Israel Alejandro Tovar in court

A burglary suspect is facing several criminal charges but claims he can't remember the crime spree after blacking out while under the influence of Xanax pills known as T-bars.

Mission police arrested 17-year-old Israel Alejandro Tovar and a 16-year-old boy on multiple charges early Monday morning.

Investigators told Action 4 News that the two were caught on surveillance cameras breaking into two local convenience stores.

At one store, the two were caught on tape stealing beer and cigarettes.

Police said the Tovar and the teen stole a jar of coins at the second store.

Officers allegedly found them near the second store shortly after the alarm went off.

Investigators showed the surveillance video to Tovar who allegedly admitted that was him.

But Tovar allegedly aid he didn't remember doing any of it because he was under the influence of T-bars, which is what Xanax pills are called on the streets.

Both Tovar and the teen remain in custody.

Tovar, who is not a U.S. citizen, is facing two counts of burglary as well as failure to identify and marijuana charges.