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Suspected Burglary Suspect Nabbed in Cerritos on Tuesday

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By Brian Hews

A burglary suspect has been arrested by the Cerritos Sheriff’s Department on Tuesday, officials announced on Tuesday.

Neighborhoods throughout Cerritos have been prime targets in recent months for residential thefts. Tuesday’s formal announcement about an arrest was welcomed news for many in the community who have fallen victim to these residential crimes.

According to a statement issued to members of the media, at 1:04 p.m. on May 30, Cerritos Sheriff’s Station deputies responded to a call regarding a burglary that had just occurred.

The caller reported that two males ran out of a garage on a Cerritos residential street and towards an arterial street.

Cerritos Sheriff’s deputies searched the area and detained one male matching a description provided by the caller.

The suspect, a 23-year-old resident of Long Beach, was positively identified as one of the suspects seen leaving the garage and was arrested for burglary. Deputies found items taken from the residence in his possession. The Cerritos Sheriff’s Station Residential Burglary Task Force is handling the follow-up investigation.

The name of the arrested suspect was not immediately released by Cerritos Sheriff’s officials, nor was the amount of bail for the suspect revealed.

“We are in the early booking process of the suspect,”  said Lt. Harpham.

Los Cerritos Community Newspaper will continue to follow this case during the next several days and weeks.

Cerritos residents are encouraged to observe the activities in their neighborhood and report any suspicious activity to the Cerritos Sheriff’s Station by calling (562) 860-0044. To report an emergency or a crime in progress, residents should call 911. More crime prevention tips are available on the City’s Safer Cerritos website at safercerritos.com.

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