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San Marino Burglar Arrested in Cerritos

City News Service

A Hawthorne man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of burglary in a local neighborhood, authorities said.

Reginald Jufus Lamar Ross, 34, was arrested by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s personnel on a traffic stop as he drove in Cerritos, San Marino Police said in a written statement.

High end handbags and other property were located inside the car that did not belong to the suspect, officials said.

San Marino Police originally received a call at 11:23 a.m. about a burglary in the 2400 block of Roanoke Road.

The victim told police someone knocked on the front door for several minutes, but she did not answer.

She then saw a man wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt walk toward the backyard.

The victim, after calling a family member, officials said, locked herself in a bedroom and called 911.

The family member arrived at the scene and confronted a man in the residence who then ran out of the backdoor and fled west on Roanoke Road, officials said.

Police concluded the suspect entered the home through the rear bathroom window

Anyone with information regarding the incident should call San Marino Police at 626-300-0726.

If you wish to remain Anonymous, call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), or use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 MOBILE APP” on Google play or the App Store, or by using the web site http://lacrimestoppers.org.

San Marino Police officers were aided by the South Pasadena Police Department and the Pasadena Police Department’s helicopter.