Trio of Thieves Go on Crime Spree

Stores burglarized in Glendora, Covina and Azusa, police said.

In and out in about a minute.

That is all it took for two suspects to walk into two Glendora stores and steal numerous items. But the accused thieves were not done. The suspects, and possibly a driver, hit at least two other stores, one in Azusa and one in Covina, police said.

The two suspects, only described by police as male and female Hispanics in their 20s, ran into the Old Navy, 1321 East Gladstone Street, a little after 7 p.m. Thursday, grabbed clothing items and left the store, said Lieutenant Joe Ward of Glendora Police.

The suspects then drove to CVS, 435 East Arrow Highway, and reportedly walked in, took gift sets and left.

The suspects then stole from a CVS in Azusa, 915 East Arrow Highway.

A male suspect entered the Azusa store, placed unknown items into a carry basket, approached the cash register and then bolted for the door, making no attempt to pay, said Sergeant John Madaloni of Azusa Police. Only two suspects were seen in this theft, with possibly a female behind the wheel.

Covina authorities could not immediately provide information on the theft in their city.

The car the trio were in was described as a silver, 4-door, 2012 Nissan Versa and is an embezzled vehicle out of Nevada.

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Vince November 15, 2012 at 04:05 PM
Wow, I sure am glad my fellow Californians voted to weaken 3 Strikes (sarcasm). Now, people like this, will have 4,5, and 6 more chances to continue robbing from stores and driving up all our costs. Or, they can just rob directly from people and cut out the middle man. Thanks, California voters. You are nuts!
Steven Hanson November 15, 2012 at 05:03 PM
It's definitely going to make life more challenging for the police, isn't it? I've never had any personal contact with a criminal as a victim or otherwise unless you count one low life, duplicitous, snake of an attorney whose ethics makes these guys look like choir boys!
Lois M. Shade November 18, 2012 at 12:50 AM
Unfortunately, people don't realize the true impact of criminal activity (minor theft to violent attacks) until it happens to them. It is unfortunate law enforcement as well as the victims of crime have lost the full force of the 3 strikes tool. Lois M. Shade
Jack Morgan November 24, 2012 at 04:33 AM
Yep CA voters are pretty stupid. They think 3 strikes is to much for their little thug punk children.


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