Good Samaritans help deputies nab San Dimas auto burglary suspects

SAN DIMAS — A man and woman already being sought in connection with a burglary were arrested with the help of good Samaritans in Arcadia Thursday after trying to break into cars at a San Dimas high school, authorities said.
The incident began about 8:35 a.m. when deputies recieved a report that the suspects were trying to burglarize cars in the parking lot of Chaparral High School, 121 W. Allen Ave., Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Andy Berg said.
A man confronted the suspects, at which point they dropped some burglary tools and fled, Berg said.
A second good Samaritan followed the man and woman as they drove off and entered the westbound 210 Freeway, relaying the position of the suspects’ car to deputies, the lieutenant said.
After following the car a short distance and waiting for a helicopter to arrive overhead in case of a pursuit, Berg said, deputies stopped the car on the freeway just west of Mayflower Avenue. The man and woman surrendered without a struggle and were booked on suspicion of attempted auto burglary.
Their names were not available Thursday morning pending the booking process.
No property was believed to have been stolen from the cars parked at Chaparral High School, he said, though other apparently stolen items — such as clothing with price tags still attacked — were discovered in the suspects’ car.
The same car was already being sought in connection with a previous auto burglary Tuesday.
“This car, with this license plate, was used in a vehicle burglary in Santa Clarita and was already entered in the system as a wanted felony vehicle,” Berg said.

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