Donald Ming Hwang was identified by San Bernardino County sheriff's investigators after they were alerted on January 3 that a person was selling stolen items online from a recent Chino Hills burglary. Investigators then purchased a camera lens from Hwang that was confirmed as stolen in the Chino Hills burglary.
"And that was his demise, by selling it on eBay, and it was easily traced back to him," said San Bernardino County Sheriff's Corporal Randy Naquin.
Hwang was arrested Wednesday as he left his residence, located on the 7000 block of Angora Street, in Chino. Investigators executed a search warrant at the residence and found stolen property worth more than $100,000.
Items including computers, televisions, watches, guns and clothing, as well as a large quantity of narcotics, were recovered. Investigators believe some stolen items are from other area burglaries.
"So far we have seven victims that have come forth, and we're looking for additional, and those victims lived in the San Bernardino County, Orange County and L.A. County areas," said Naquin.
Hwang was booked at the West Valley Detention Center and held on $750,000 bail. The investigation was ongoing.
If you think you've been a victim in the string of burglaries, call the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department at (909) 364-2000.