Two Women Accused of Package Thefts at San Marino Homes

Two Lynwood women were arrested in connection with package thefts at two San Marino homes last week and are also suspected of stealing the vehicle they were driving when they were arrested, authorities said. Police added that they recovered stolen mail as a result of the arrests and are urging residents to contact them if they believe they were victimized.
The suspects, ages 24 and 25, were charged this week by the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office with possession of a stolen vehicle, identity theft, two counts of package theft and providing false information to a police officer, authorities said. The pair was arrested at around 2:10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, after being pulled over near California Boulevard and Winston Avenue.
As of Tuesday, both women remained in custody at the L.A. County Jail.
According to a San Marino Police Department news release, officers initially were called to a residence in the 2300 block of Ridgeway Road at 12:49 p.m. last Thursday in response to a report of a package theft that the homeowners said they witnessed on a Ring doorbell camera. A second package theft was reported in the 2100 block of Adair Street shortly afterward. Victims in the incidents gave similar descriptions of the suspects and their vehicle, SMPD said, and officers later located the vehicle — a 2013 Ford F-150 pickup truck with Nevada plates — based on the descriptions.
Officers found the stolen packages in the vehicle after it was pulled over and arrested the two women shortly after the victims identified both the suspects and the merchandise, SMPD said. Police added that there was a trove of stolen mail in the truck, mostly consisting of credit or debit cards or card statements, resulting in the identity theft charges.
“They stole some of those from San Marino homes and stole some others from different locations,” said SMPD Sgt. Candice Torres, who noted eight San Marino victims have been identified as of Tuesday. “We still have a lot of property that needs to be identified.”
The truck also was recently reported stolen out of Pasadena. Both suspects have prior burglary convictions, with the 25-year-old currently on parole for one of them, police said.
Those with additional information are urged to contact SMPD Detective Kevin Cordischi at (626) 300-0726. Residents who think they may have had their mail stolen also are encouraged to contact the department at (626) 300-0700 to check whether their mail was recovered in the arrests.

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