Thanks to a pair of very observant shoppers, we were able to find, and arrest three suspects involved in a burglary at the Home Depot in Auburn, this weekend.
The witnesses told deputies they saw two people run out of the back of the store just after 9 a.m. Sunday, with a cart full of power tools. Witnesses also added they saw the suspects throw the tools into the back of a Silver Chrysler 300, which was waiting for them.
It was also reported a gray Safeway plastic bag was hanging from the back of the trunk of the vehicle, to try and hide the license plate. The two suspects and the driver then took off. Deputy Fisher happened to be on his way down to the Loomis substation when he spotted the suspect vehicle on Highway 49 at Palm Avenue, and continued to follow it until other deputies could respond with him.
The vehicle was eventually pulled over by several deputies on Interstate 80 at Highway 193, and all three suspects were detained. The driver, identified as 18-year old Londasha Chaney, of Sacramento, told deputies she “does this for a living.”
More than $3,000 worth of power tools were recovered from the suspect vehicle and returned to Home Depot. The other two suspects were identified as 21-year old JW Geiger and 20-year old Teojane Marshall, both of Sacramento. All three were charged with burglary, grand theft and conspiracy.