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Man charged in Old Navy explosion amid string of vandalism

Federal authorities charged a man on Monday with using an explosive device to damage an Old Navy store in Albuquerque, where a string of overnight fires and vandalism during the busiest shopping weekend of the year damaged Starbucks shops, a Barnes & Noble, and other establishments in New Mexico's largest city.

Albuquerque police arrested David A. Hickman, 28, early Saturday morning after he drove away from the Albuquerque shopping center where an officer who was on patrol said he had heard "small explosions," according to a federal criminal complaint. Hickman was transferred to the custody of federal authorities who are investigating other local arson and vandalism...

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