50-year-old Robert Urzua, left, and 24-year-old Alex Urzua, right.

PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office said they have arrested two men accused of stealing an elderly man's debit card and then using that card to make purchases all over Prescott Valley.

Robert Urzua, 50, and his son Alex Urzua, 24, were identified as suspects involved in the theft of an 86-year-old man's debit card on March 15.

[ORIGINAL STORY: YCSO: Suspects stole elderly man's debit card, used it all over Prescott Valley]

Deputies were called to a group home in Dewey on March 3 and learned that the man's debit card was stolen from his wallet by someone.

During the investigation, it was discovered the stolen debit card had been used at various businesses in Prescott Valley since March 1.

A total of $1,200 was charged at locations including Home Depot, Hobby Lobby, Burger King, McDonald's, Subway and Jack-in-the-Box.

The suspects also went to the Chevron at Highway 69 and Kachina Place in Dewey on two occasions, charging a total of $200 for gas.

YCSO learned that Alex was directly involved in the theft at the gas station, saying that he called friends and offered free gas if they came to the gas station.

Deputies located the vehicle, a white truck, that matched surveillance video obtained from Home Depot, Hobby Lobby and the Chevron gas station on March 16.

Deputies performed a traffic stop on the vehicle in Humboldt and Alex was behind the wheel. While searching the vehicle, they found meth, a meth pipe, a Burger King gift card, which was allegedly purchased with the elderly man's debit card, and gas cans in the bed of the truck.

Alex was arrested and booked on charges including fraud, fraud schemes, theft and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $2,500.

YCSO said as the investigation continued, deputies confirmed that most of the purchases with the victim's stolen bank card were for repairs at Robert's home and other property would likely be located inside.

A search warrant was served at Robert's home in Humboldt but he refused to come out and hid inside a locked closet. Once outside, Robert refused to follow deputies' commands and they had to use force to take him into custody.

A search of the home revealed a meth pipe and items from Hobby Lobby and Home Depot allegedly used with the victim's debit card.

Robert was arrested and charged with various charges including theft and fraud. He was on active probation and was out on bond regarding an unrelated case. His current bond was set at $5,000.


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(9) comments

i hate you

ok whatever people make mistakes robert urzua is my uncle so none of you should be saying he is a waste and he should be shot. he is great uncle and he is a great father. he did not teach alex how to be a criminal he did that on his own so please stop being rude.


These two failures of humanity don't deserve to steal any more oxygen from the rest of us. I think they should just be brought into a public square and shot to death.


Two useless wastes of air roaming the earth. Lock them up and throw away the key.


What a surprise! I never expected that a father would teach his son his trade! Typical behavior.


Maybe they can use the old mans card to post bond


Love this post! LOL

JF Conlon

So THESE are the criminal masterminds? And it took HOW long to catch them?


Great parenting there really set your son up for success in life.


Sounds like great police work. Well done.

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