• E.W. Reece

Multiple Burglaries and an Arrest of Another


THREE BURGLARIES IN THE SAME SHOPPING CENTER


On May 29th, sometime overnight, unknown suspects shattered the front glass doors to Lucky’s Coffee Roasters, Magnolia Bistro and Wine Bar, and Blue Fin Sushi and Teriyaki. These businesses are located in the same shopping center in the 600 block of E. Foothill Blvd.


Based on video surveillance, two suspects were responsible for all three burglaries. The first suspect is a male, about 6’0”, 220 pounds, wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt with the hood up, and black pants. The second suspect is about 5’8”, 160 pounds, wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt with the hood up, a white shirt underneath, and black pants. Both are wearing gloves and masks covering their faces. No vehicle is seen. Property loss included a safe.


It should be noted that on May 30th, in the early morning hours, Claremont Officers arrested a subject for breaking into Jax Bicycle Center in the Claremont Village (story below). That subject was not believed to be related to the burglaries on E. Foothill Blvd.


If you have any information about these crimes or are a local business owner with video surveillance that captured the crimes, please contact the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411.


COMMERCIAL BURGLARY ARREST


On May 30th, at about 5:15 AM, Claremont Police Officers responded to Jax Bicycle Center at 217 W. First St. for a burglary alarm. The alarm activation covered front glass breakage. An Officer enroute to the alarm activation saw a subject on a bicycle riding southbound away from the area. A second Officer confirmed that a burglary had occurred at the business.


The Officer attempted to stop the subject on the bicycle but refused and quickly rode away. Additional Officers arrived and were able to detain the subject after a brief struggle. Officers confirmed that the bicycle was stolen from Jax and the subject also had burglary tools in his possession. The bicycle was valued at $5,650.00 and was returned to Jax. The subject was arrested and booked at the Claremont Police Department Jail for commercial burglary, possession of burglary tools, and resisting arrest. Arrested was John Christos, 33 years old, from Arcadia.

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