SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO (CBS) — Police have arrested a man and a woman who they suspect were the suspects caught burglarizing a San Juan Capistrano home on a nanny cam.
Peter Nash, 24, and Jinny Angels, 20, were arrested Wednesday night in Lake Elsinore and were being held by Riverside County sheriff’s deputies. Authorities suspect the two are linked to multiple theft cases in Orange County, Jim Amormino of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said.
The robbery took place last Thursday, when two suspects robbed a woman’s car and used her garage door opener to gain entry into her home. The two were caught clearly on a surveillance camera, which was played on news outlets. Someone called authorities with a tip that led investigators to Nash and Angels, Amormino said.
The victim left her home about 2 p.m. last Thursday to drive her daughter to a birthday party at Creekside Park in Dana Point, Amormino said. When she returned to her sport utility vehicle she noticed someone smashed a window and took her purse and garage door opener, Amormino said.
The burglars apparently got the woman’s address from her registration papers in the vehicle and went there to steal some more, Amormino said. She called deputies and, while driving back to her home, an application on her cellphone alerted her that her home had been burglarized, Amormino said.
The burglars rummaged around through the house for about 12 minutes and the man could be seen on the video nabbing a semi-automatic gun from the bedroom, Amormino said.
“That’s dangerous because you have deputies responding,” Amormino said.
Before deputies arrived, the two stole jewelry, the gun and a computer, Amormino said.
Just before they left, the woman realized there was a camera on in the room. Apparently they used aliases to obscure their identities, Amormino said.
“She says, `Anthony, there’s a camera over there,’ and he looks right into the camera and says, `Oh (expletive),’ ” Amormino said.
A tipster called Orange County deputies, who were notified that by a Riverside County deputy that the same vehicle used in the home burglary had been seen at a motel parking lot in Lake Elsinore, Amormino said.
“They are involved in additional thefts in Riverside and Orange counties,” Amormino said. “He’s a parolee. He has a criminal record for theft-related and narcotics charges.”
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