SANTA ANA (CBSLA.com) — Authorities Friday said a 29-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of breaking into a Santa Ana church and pilfering about $15,000 from a safe.
Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna says Daniel Cortes was arrested following a short chase.READ MORE: Trio Of 55-Gallon Drums Found Leaking Motor Oil In Redlands Citrus Grove
Cortes was identified from a tip police received allegedly as one of three suspects wanted in connection with the May 1 break-in at Forty Martyrs Armenian Church on W. McFadden Avenue.
Bertagna said some of the goods that were allegedly stolen have since been found.
Two suspects remain outstanding.READ MORE: LA Facing $550M Revenue Shortfall On Sharp Declines In Transient, Parking Occupancy Taxes
The first was described as a medium-build, white male with a bald head and mustache. He is believed to be between 40 to 45 years of age.
The second suspect, a Hispanic male with a goatee and a thin build, is believed to be between 35 to 40 years old.
“Santa Ana Detectives believe these suspects may also be involved in four additional burglaries in Santa Ana where safes were taken,” the statement said.
Anyone with more information about this incident is asked to call Orange County Crime Stoppers at (855) TIP-OCCS or (855) 847-6227.MORE NEWS: Irv Cross, Former Rams Player And Broadcast Pioneer, Dies At 81
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