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Prosecutor: Salem man charged with Albany Home Depot robbery part of 'organized retail theft ring'

Prosecutor: Salem man charged with Albany Home Depot robbery part of 'organized retail theft ring'

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Carlos Carlos Rosales-Ochoa

Carlos Carlos Rosales-Ochoa

A Salem man accused of first-degree robbery and first-degree theft for a Friday night incident at the Albany Home Depot is part of an "organized retail theft ring," said a Linn County Circuit Court prosecutor.

Carlos Carlos Rosales-Ochoa, 35, was arraigned in Linn County Circuit Court on Monday afternoon.

Prosecutor Richard Wijers said Rosales-Ochoa is a suspect in similar crimes in Corvallis.

Judge David Delsman set Rosales-Ochoa’s bail at $25,000, but his release from custody seems unlikely. He was deported from the United States in 2010 for his criminal history, Wijers said. A no-bail hold has been placed on him, according to the Linn County Jail website.

According to Oregon’s online court database, Rosales-Ochoa has open cases in Marion County involving charges of theft and identity theft. However, there were no active cases in Benton County.

The incident occurred at about 8:40 p.m. on Friday at the Home Depot, 2500 Spicer Road SE, according to Albany Police Department logs.

Jose de Jesus Zenudo-Soto, 35, of Mount Angel, also was charged with first-degree theft in connection to the Home Depot case. Delsman set his security at $15,000.

The next court hearings for both Rosales-Ochoa and Zenudo-Soto were set for Oct. 17.

Kyle Odegard can be contacted at 541-812-6077 or kyle.odegard@lee.net.

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