The two were seen running out of an apartment complex and driving
away. Several patrol units converged on their car and stopped it,
"They appeared to have been casing through the neighborhood and
appeared to be looking for carports," he said.
After the arrest, police found keyless car-entry devices,
garage-door openers and car keys that link the pair to 36 car
burglaries in the 200 and 300 blocks of North Screenland Drive and
the 600 block of North Hollywood Way during the past three weeks.
"We're still in the process of recovering stolen items," Dilibert
The victimized cars were parked in apartment carports,
subterranean garages and on the street. Stealing garage-door openers
allowed the suspects to gain access to subterranean garages, Police
Lt. Kevin Krafft said. Krafft said four victims reported burglaries
as recently as Sunday and Monday.
Using crime trend data, which gave police an idea of when the
burglars -- unknown at that time -- might be working the
neighborhood, the surveillance team went out Monday night.