Three suspected of Pico Rivera auto burglaries

PICO RIVERA — Deputies arrested three men early Wednesday for carrying out six auto burglaries while driving around in a stolen pickup truck, authorities said.
The names of the three suspects were not available pending completion of the booking process, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Robert Smith said.
Deputies responded about 3:30 a.m. to a report about of a suspicious pickup truck with three people near it in the 9200 block of Isora Street, the lieutenant said.
As deputies were en route, the caller informed officials that he had just seen the men breaking into a car, he said. Two of the burglars left the area in a black Toyota F-150 pickup truck, while the other was last seen walking away from the area.
Deputies stopped a pickup truck matching the description nearby, Smith said. The driver was detained immediately, while the passenger fled on foot and was captured nearby.
The third suspect was found hiding in a trash can in the area, he added.
Investigation linked the suspects to six auto break-ins, Smith said. Five of them took place on Isora Street, while another was reported on nearby Lindsey Avenue.
Deputies also recovered some items that had not been able to find the rightful owners of, Smith said. Anyone who recently had items stolen in a car burglary in the area can contact the sheriff’s Pico Rivera Station at 562-949-2421 to see if the stolen property is among the recovered loot.
The pickup truck was determined to have been reported stolen out of San Bernardino County, he said.
The burglars primarily appeared to be targeting unlocked cars, Smith said. He reminded residents to always lock car doors when away and keep valuables out of view.

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