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Nashua man, felon charged with buying gun stolen during July burglary

Nashua police arrested a convicted felon Tuesday and charged him with buying a gun stolen during a home burglary last month.

Police were called to a downtown home around 7:30 a.m. July 25 for a reported burglary. The victim reported his home had been broken into and several items, including three handguns, had been taken. ...

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Nashua police arrested a convicted felon Tuesday and charged him with buying a gun stolen during a home burglary last month.

Police were called to a downtown home around 7:30 a.m. July 25 for a reported burglary. The victim reported his home had been broken into and several items, including three handguns, had been taken.

Detectives investigated and determined that Hector Rodriguez, 20, of 7 Union St., Nashua, purchased one of the guns. He was arrested around 1 p.m. Tuesday and charged with receiving stolen property, as well as convicted felon in possession of a deadly weapon, police said.

One of the other two handguns has been recovered and detectives are still investigating the burglary, police said.

Rodriguez made headlines in 2011 when he was charged in connection to a mistaken-identity beating in which a victim was attacked with a baseball bat and knife and then struck by the getaway car.

Rodriguez was convicted at Hillsborough County Superior Court, but the state Supreme Court overturned two of the three convictions and sent the case back to the lower court in 2013.

Rodriguez was held on $12,500 cash or surety bail Tuesday pending an arraignment at Nashua district court, police said.

The Class A felony of receiving stolen property charge is punishable by up to 15 years in prison plus fines. The Class B convicted felon charge is punishable by up to seven years in prison, plus fines, police said.

– JOSEPH G. COTE