Burglars don new fashion accessory

It wasn’t on the runway at Paris, Milan or New York, but the earpieces worn by a pair of suspected Covina burglars seem to be the must have fasion accessory of the season.

Here’s what we know:

COVINA – A man and a woman were arrested for suspicion of burglary Wednesday morning after  they were caught with burglary tools and looking into cars with flashlights, police said.

The couple appeared to be communicating with each other using a two-way magnifying ear piece, which allowed them to hear each other just by whispering, officials said.

Steven Phillips, 24, of Covina, and Leicia Wright, 29, of West Covina, were arrested in the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 1100 block of Conwell in Covina at 3:30 a.m. Police initially received a call of suspicious persons, and continued to do some surveillance of the area.

Police then saw somebody using a flashlight to look into cars in the parking lot and upon contacting Phillips, found burglary tools in his possession, said Lt. John Curley.

“We had, in the past couple months, some vehicles broken into over there,” Curley said.

“It might be something purchased at a radio communication store,” Curley said. “I don’t think it was anything hi-tech.”

The pair are being held on investigation of burglary, Curley said.


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