LODI (CBS13) — Two people have been arrested in connection to a series of auto burglaries at a Starbucks in Lodi, police said Thursday.

Over the past two months, the Lodi Police Department said there have been 14 vehicle burglaries happening in the early morning at a Lodi Starbucks. Stockton and Manteca have also had similar burglaries.

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After an investigation into the series of crimes, detectives along with the AB 109 Task Force and the San Joaquin Auto Theft Task Force (RATT), officers arrested 20-year-old Senai Gebrentensae from Modesto and 22-year-old Johnnie Montex from Modesto on multiple counts of burglary and conspiracy.

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Police said they used the vehicle below to commit the burglaries.

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(credit: Lodi Police)

In light of these crimes, the Lodi Police Department reminded the public of a few safety tips:

  • Never leave valuables in your vehicle
  • Always lock your vehicle
  • When parked, leave all windows and sunroofs closed
  • Park in well-lit areas
  • Never leave your car unattended if it is running.