GLENDORA — Police arrested a man and woman Wednesday on suspicion of stealing about $2,300 in goods from a Glendora Kohl’s store, and also linked them to other alleged thefts from Kohl’s locations in Arcadia and Alhambra, authorities said.
Marcus Steven Hernandez, 23, of El Monte and Elsa Judith Haro, 21, of El Monte, were booked on suspicion of commercial burglary following Wednesday’s incident, which was first reported about 1:50 a.m. at Kohl’s, 1225 S. Lone Hill Avenue, according to Glendora police officials and Los Angeles County booking records.
A store representative called police to report the theft, and that the suspects left in a vehicle with part of the license plate concealed by duct tape, Glendora police Lt. Joe Ward said.
A volunteer officer spotted the vehicle, and police soon caught with the suspect’s car on the westbound 210 Freeway, Ward said. Police pulled the car over at Factor Avenue and Glen Lyn Drive in Azusa and arrested Hernandez and Haro without incident.
They were found with about 25 pairs of jeans that had been stolen from the Glendora Kohl’s, as well as various electronic items, Ward said. Some of the stolen merchandise was found to have been taken previously in thefts at other Kohl’s locations in Arcadia and Alhambra.
According to county booking records and police, Hernandez was being held in lieu of $60,000 bail pending his arraignment Friday in West Covina Superior Court. In addition to the alleged burglary, he was also being held in connection with an outstanding warrant for being under the influence of drugs.
Haro was being held in lieu of $20,000 bail pending her initial court appearance Friday, records show.
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