Trio arrested at optometrist

Claremont Police question 3 individuals on Tuesday afternoon around 2:30 p.m. in the parking lot of The Optometric Vision Center, 1420 N. Claremont Boulevard. An employee called the police because the individuals were behaving suspiciously while browsing merchandise in the store. A man and 2 women entered the business and began asking questions and “seemed nervous,” the employee told police. She suspected the group to have been involved with a recent burglary at the optometry center, resulting in an estimated $600 of stolen property. The trio noticed the police outside and attempted to flee, but were too late. Agustin Cerda, 37, Cynthia Lopez, 32 and Susana Castaneda, 18, all of Pomona, were arrested for attempted burglary. Ms. Lopez was also arrested for possession of a meth pipe and an outstanding warrant for driving without a license. 


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