IRVINE – Three alleged burglars were taken into custody just after 2 a.m. Wednesday when police were alerted to an office break-in by a burglar alarm.
Cesar Garcia, 28, of Maywood, Celestino Zurita, 22, of Lynwood and Francisco Perez, 26, of Long Beach were all arrested for suspicion of burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary, according to Lt. John Hare.Police arrived at the business in the 18000 block of McDurmott in response to the alarm and saw two suspects inside removing contents from boxes and putting the loot in a cloth sack.
Officers entered the building and quickly arrested the two. A third suspect was found hiding in the bushes and police believe he was attempting to operate as a “lookout”.
Further investigation indicated the suspects had used a ladder to get up on the roof, a portable power saw to cut a hole in the roof, and a rope to lower themselves into the business.
According to police, the victim business is a technology company and while a final tally of stolen items is yet to be completed, police noted that the items were primarily memory modules estimated to be worth about $10,000 dollars.