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Altadena Men Arrested, Suspected of W. Covina Home Burglary

Detectives with the West Covina Police Department arrested two Altadena men in connection with a home burglary and robbery.

Joshua Washington and Terrance Hall, both 18, were arrested on suspicion of burglary and robbery. Washington is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail, while Hall is being held without bail.

West Covina Police made the arrests at a residence in the 2700 block of Tola Street in Altadena some time in the 10 a.m. hour. The two men are suspected of burglarizing a West Covina home and robbing the homeowner of his cell phone as he called 911, said West Covina Police in a written statement.

Altadena deputies assisted in establishing a containment around the home while West Covina detectives made the arrests, said Lieutenant Angela Shepherd of the Altadena Sheriff's Station.

The crime occurred in the 600 block of South Charvers Avenue in West Covina, Dec. 10. The victim arrived home to find the suspects' white Lexus parked outside and found it suspicious because he did not recognize it. The victim immediately wrote down the license plate number, authorities said.

The victim found both men inside his residence. The two fled, when one suspect returned to take the victim's cell phone, authorities said.

The West Covina PD Forensic Identification Unit discovered fingerprints left at the scene by the suspects and subsequently lifted them for analysis, which led them to the Altadena residence.

Both suspects are scheduled to appear at West Covina Superior Court Friday, Dec. 13.
Ninja Girl December 13, 2013 at 10:25 AM
Great! Good work by the officers and victim in tracking the street scum, and locking them up.

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