Claremont police search for two burglary suspects

A neighborhood north of Base Line Road was put on alert late Friday morning as Claremont police searched for two burglary suspects in the area.

According to Claremont Sergeant Eric Huizar, officers responded to a residential burglary in progress on the 500 block of Bluefield Dr. after receiving a call from an alert neighbor at 11:51 a.m. Two unknown thieves had entered the residence by smashing a rear sliding door, activating the home alarm system before fleeing the scene. A neighbor on the 500 block of Sebastopol St. heard the alarm and witnessed the burglars exit the home traveling eastbound towards Vail Park before calling police. Within one minute of the call, eight Claremont officers arrived on scene, conducted a yard-to-yard search of the area but were unable to locate the two suspects.

The victim arrived to the residence during the investigation, notifying officers that a dark wood jewelry box containing numerous earrings and $800 cash were taken from the home. It is unclear at this time what, if any, other items are missing.

As officers were concluding their on-scene investigation, a second witness told police she saw a red vehicle, perhaps a Ford Mustang, leaving eastbound on Grand Ave. at the time of the alarm.

The first suspect is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 5-feet, 9-inches tall wearing a red shirt and carrying a white bag, perhaps a pillowcase. The second suspect, possibly a female, is described as 5-feet, 9-inches tall wearing a white shirt and a red baseball cap.

The investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411.

—Angela Bailey


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