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3 suspected rooftop burglars arrested

November 2, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
A passerby who noticed suspicious activity in front of a Riverside liquor store called police, who later arrested three burglary suspects.Just before 6 a.m. Sunday, Riverside Police received a call reporting two males attempting to cut, pry and kick open the front door of the Quick Stop Liquor Store at 783 W. Blaine St. The passerby also described a 4-door green passenger car in the parking lot.

Officers arrived minutes later and stopped the green car as it was attempting to leave the parking lot. One male suspect was driving and a second male suspect was laying down trying to hide in the back seat. A third male was seen running from the area of the store but was apprehended nearby by assisting officers.

Investigators determined that the three suspects planned to burglarize the store and were intent on stealing the safe. They broke into the business through the roof top and were inside of the store for an extended period of time. While inside, they were able to remove the safe and other items and place them just inside the front door of the business.

Police believe they intended on breaking through the front door and taking their stolen property to their awaiting getaway car. However, the liquor store's front door was reinforced and did not allow them to make entry.

The suspects arrested are:

Barry McDaniel, 28, of Los Angeles. He was booked for burglary, conspiracy, receiving or possession of stolen property as well as an enhancement for his admitted membership in a Los Angeles-based street gang.

Darryl Franks, 18, of Los Angeles. He was booked for burglary, conspiracy, and receiving or possession of stolen property.

Christopher Session, 29, of Los Angeles. He was booked for burglary, conspiracy, receiving or possession of stolen property and burglary with a prior theft conviction.

All three were booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center and are being held in lieu of bail.

Anyone with information pertinent to this case is encouraged to call the Riverside Police Department at (951) 353-7900.


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