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A 27-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman were arrested in Monterey Park, suspected of committing car burglaries throughout the San Gabriel Valley, authorities said Saturday.

At 9 p.m. Tuesday, Monterey Park police officers observed two people break into a vehicle in the 800 block of Valley Boulevard in Alhambra, then get into another vehicle and drive away, according to Sgt. Paul Yniguez of the Monterey Park Police Department.

A short time later, officers stopped the vehicle and discovered the pair had items stolen from the previous vehicle, Yniguez said.

Officers found additional stolen property in the suspects’ vehicle and determined it had been taken from several vehicle burglaries that occurred in Monterey Park and throughout the San Gabriel Valley, he said.

The suspects were identified as Anthony Murillo and Abigail Mendoza, both of Baldwin Park. Both were charged with suspicion of auto burglary. Murillo was being held at the North County Correctional Facility in Castaic. Mendoza was released from custody pending a May 20 court appearance.

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