Four Claremont businesses burglarized over the weekend

A flurry of weekend burglaries resulted in one arrest and three active investigations.

Alrieza Anvari, 56, was arrested after he reportedly stole a pair of sunglasses from Amelie, according to a release from the Claremont Police Department. 

Mr. Anvari entered the business on June 2 and swiped the sunglasses, police said. Mr. Anvari then returned to the shop the following day, where he fled after being recognized by one of the employees.

The stolen sunglasses were on him at the time of his arrest. Mr. Anvari was also the same subject who had caused a number of disturbances at numerous businesses in the village, police said.

On Friday, June 2 during the evening hours, a thief described as a heavyset African-American woman in her mid-twenties entered Zaky Mediterranean Grill on the 800 block of south Indian Hill Boulevard with her child, according to police.

She reportedly instructed the child, who was believed to be about 10-11 years old, to steal a tip jar that contained about $30 in cash. They then fled the scene.

On Saturday, June 3, an unknown burglar stole from the cash register at Petiscos on the 200 block of west First Street.

Between 8:30 p.m. and 11:45 p.m., the thief pried off a few boards from the fence that encloses the courtyard of the restaurant, entered the business where he stole the goods, police said.

Claremont police are urging nearby businesses that may have surveillance footage of the theft to contact them.

Another burglary occurred in the early Monday morning hours at Sweet Swirl on the 400 block of Auto Center Drive.

On June 5 at approximately 4:23 a.m., an alarm company notified the owner of the business, who remotely viewed the security camera footage and noticed the front door open, police said.

Footage from inside the business captured the thieves entering the business just after 4 a.m. and stealing the cash register, all within a minute.

Officers were at the scene within one minute of being notified, but the suspects were not found. They are described as two men wearing hooded sweatshirts, masks, gloves and carrying crowbars.

Anyone with information about the three burglaries is urged to contact the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411.

Matthew Bramlett


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