Two men arrested, suspected of stealing $290,000 in coins, precious metals from 21 stores in Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Clark Counties

Officials jailed two guys Sunday, Sept. 30 on uncertainty of breaking into approximately $292,000 well worth of collectible coins and product over a 10-week duration from company in Los Angeles, Orange as well as San Bernardino areas.

Investigators believe Caleb Jamal Griffin, 20, of Long Beach and also Owen Lazaro Thompson, 49, of Las vega collaborated in 21 different heists that took place between July and September, Bureau of Alcohol Cigarette Firearms and Explosives officials said in an information release Monday.

The thefts occurred in Fullerton, Covina, Hesperia, Laguna Beach, Laguna Woods, Tustin, Huntington Coastline, Rolling Hills Estates, Torrance, Signal Hill, Santa Ana, Lake Forest, Brea, Alhambra and Las Vega.

Authorities detained Griffin on Sunday while he was apparently in the procedure of stealing from Fullerton Coins, 123 N. Raymond Method, ATF officials stated in their launch. Thompson was likewise nabbed that day without case at his residence in Las vega.

Both suspects had been under surveillance by an ATF Task Force composed of investigatives from the Brea and Fullerton Authorities Departments. They functioned with officers from the Signal Hill and Huntington Beach cops divisions to determine Lion as well as Thompson as suspects, ATF authorities said.

The suspects normally got into their targets prior to dawn by smashing through home windows of those organisations, and also handled to obtain in as well as out in 90 secs or much less, officials composed in an affidavit supporting the costs submitted against them. In several of the burglaries, burglars utilized an SUV and a tow line to take down security gates. In one case, the offenders merely drive with the front of the store, ATF authorities claimed.

Griffin and also Thompson have actually been billed with the interstate transport of taken products, ATF officials said. They were scheduled to make their preliminary court appearances in this instance Monday afternoon.

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