FALL RIVER (WBSM) — Fall River Police arrested a woman for allegedly breaking into an auto parts store and for also possessing a firearm without a license.

Police responded to the O’Reilly Auto Parts on Rhode Island Avenue at 6:40 a.m. on August 4 for a report that someone had stolen money from the safe.

According to police, the manager said he arrived at work that morning to discover the safe room had been ransacked and an undetermined amount of money had been stolen.

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The investigation included interviews and a review of footage from both private cameras and security cameras in the area. As a result of the investigation led by Detective Luis Vertentes, police arrested Rosa Rodriguez Cruz, 37, of Fall River.

Courtesy Fall River Police
Courtesy Fall River Police

A search warrant was executed at Cruz’s residence and led to the discovery of an unsecured and unloaded polymer 9mm pistol, as well as a loaded magazine, police said.

They also said Cruz does not have a license allowing her to possess a firearm or ammunition.

Cruz faces charges including breaking and entering, larceny, and firearms violations.

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