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.READ MORE: Gov. Newsom To Announce ‘California Dream Vacations’ COVID-19 Vaccine Initiative
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.READ MORE: Heavy Early Morning Traffic Expected To Start Week As Highway 99 Construction Continues
Police said they used the vehicle below to commit the burglaries.MORE NEWS: KISS Add September Date In Wheatland For ‘End Of The Road’ Final Tour
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.