SANTA CLARITA (CBSLA.com) — Santa Clarita detectives have announced the arrest of two men they say are responsible for a string of vehicle robberies in the Valencia area.
Andrew Khachatourian (of Valencia) and Chase Garcia (of Saugus) were arrested Thursday after a man called police to tell them two men were walking through his neighborhood looking suspicious in the early-morning hours.
After the suspects were detained, they were found to be in possession of stolen property, according to LA County Sheriff’s.
A follow-up investigation said the men were in possession of a variety of items taken from cars, including electronic equipment, phones, lap tops and sunglasses.
The items were valued into the thousands of dollars.
Officials said both men had prior criminal records.
Authorities said they have already returned several of the stolen goods to the rightful owners.