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After car alarm sounds, 2 held in connection with auto break-ins

November 29, 2011 |  9:53 am

Juan Morales, left, and Aldo Manriquez.

An alert car owner spotted burglars leaving her home and called police, leading to the arrest of two men in connection with a series of recent auto break-ins, Covina police said.

Juan Morales and Aldo Manriquez, both from Pomona, were arrested and are being held at Covina city jail in lieu of $50,000 bail each.

Covina police said a woman at home early Monday morning heard her car alarm. She spotted a gray Dodge Caravan driving from her home and noticed her car had just been burglarized.

She called police and gave officers a description of the car. A short while later, officers stopped the Dodge leaving the neighborhood and arrested Morales and Manriquez. The woman went to the scene and identified property in their van allegedly taken from her car. 

Police said there was also property taken in five other auto break-ins in Covina and San Dimas. The owners of those cars were called to the scene to retrieve their property.


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Photos: Juan Morales, left, and Aldo Manriquez. Credit: Covina Police Department