COVINA — Police arrested a wanted parolee with convictions for home-invasion robbery and auto theft early Tuesday on suspicion of removing a GPS tracking device, officials said.
Francisco George Munoz, 30, of Covina was being held without bail at the Covina Police Department’s jail following his 3 a.m. arrest at 7–Eleven on Rowland Street, just west of Barranca Street, according to Covina police and county booking records.
Covina police received word last week that Munoz had removed or tampered with a court-ordered GPS ankle bracelet, Covina police Lt. John Curley said. Police and state parole officials carried out a search for him with no success.
A patrol officer, however, spotted Munoz at the Covina 7-Eleven store and arrested him without incident, the lieutenant said. He was not wearing his GPS tracking device.
Munoz’s previous convictions include auto theft and “robbery of an inhabited dwelling,” Curley added.
According to county booking records, Munoz was due to appear Wednesday in West Covina Superior Court.