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$200K+ worth of jewelry, stolen surveillance system recovered in Santa Ana burglary arrests

L.A. resident Jesus Garfias (L) and Whittier resident Pedro Lugo (R) were arrested and booked for commercial burglary Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013.
September 18, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Two men were arrested and jewelry worth more than $200,000 was recovered in Santa Ana early Tuesday morning.

Santa Ana Police said an officer observed a vehicle at 3500 Westminster Avenue with two individuals inside at about 4 a.m. Tuesday.

An investigation determined the two men had just committed a burglary at the Westminster Mini Mall on the 3400 block of Westminster.

A search of the vehicle revealed jewelry worth more than $200,000 and a surveillance system from the mall.

L.A. resident Jesus Garfias and Whittier resident Pedro Lugo were arrested and booked for commercial burglary.

A hole in the roof of the business was discovered during the subsequent investigation.


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