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Two arrested Monday for December burglary at Salinas truck stop

Posted on in Shoplifting, Robbery & Burglary

Law enforcement took two people into custody at a Salinas, California truck stop. Authorities claim the two can be linked to a December 31, 2012 burglary at the same location. Police claim that a man smashed a glass case at the store in December and took several items.

Staff members at the gas station and truck stop claim that a woman returned to the store in early January seeking to return some of the items that authorities believe were stolen during the late December commercial burglary. Store personnel claim that the woman was seeking a refund for the allegedly stolen high-priced items.

Monday, as several California Highway Patrol officers were inside the store, authorities claim that a man and woman walked into the establishment. Staff members claim that the man was the one who stole items in the late December incident, while they also claim that the woman is the same person who allegedly tried to return stolen items to the store for a refund in early January. Store personnel called over the CHP officers, who reportedly detained the man and woman until Salinas Police officers could respond to the location.

Law enforcement claims that the 47-year-old woman and the 40-year-old man were identified while still in the store Monday as the two that had been involved in the earlier allegations. Each was placed under arrest. Police claim that the woman was also taken into custody on an outstanding warrant from San Luis Obispo County.

Police claim that during Monday's incident, officers found methamphetamine in the woman's possession. She faces new charges of possession of stolen property and drug possession. The man was arrested in suspicion of burglary.

Source: The Salinas Californian, "Pair arrested in connection to burglary at Salinas truck stop," Jan. 15, 2013

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