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Burglary suspect arrested when she returns for her purse

September 1, 2011 |  1:00 pm

Burglary suspect arrested A woman suspected of burglarizing a Seal Beach surf shop was arrested after she returned to the store for her purse.

Arlene Louise Bremner, 43, of Long Beach is accused of stealing clothing from Inflight Surf and Sail in the 1200 block of Pacific Coast Highway on Tuesday, according to KTLA.

An employee at a neighboring business tipped Inflight's owner off to the burglary after witnessing Bremner allegedly carrying clothing during several trips to her car, the Orange County Register reported.

The owner confronted the suspect and grabbed the clothing from the front seat as she drove off. Bremner's purse was wrapped inside the clothing.

When she returned about a half-hour later, demanding her purse, a scuffle broke out after owners called police.

Bremner allegedly pepper sprayed the store's owners in a struggle to reclaim her purse. She was arrested on suspicion of multiple felony counts of commercial burglary and other charges.

She may be tied to similar burglaries in the area.


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Photo: Arlene Louise Bremner Credit: Seal Beach Police Department