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Detectives Say Stolen Computer Led Them To Serial Burglars In Ventura County


A couple has apparently taken the idea of togetherness a little too far, with detectives saying the husband and wife teamed up for a series of commercial burglaries in Ventura County.

Investigators say Edward and Sarah Cruz of San Diego burglarized a Thousand Oaks clothing store, and an eyeglass store in January.

Ventura County Sheriff’s detectives say they struck again in April, stealing items from a Thousand Oaks spa.  But, they say the third burglary helped them find the couple.  A computer was among the items stolen.

They were able to track down the computer, which led them to the couple.  They were arrested while they were staying at a San Diego County resort. 

Detectives got a warrant for their home, and say they found a number of items stolen during the Thousand Oaks burglaries.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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