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Published on April 02, 2024
San José Police Nab Four Suspects in Storage Unit Burglary Spree, Over $60K in Stolen Goods RecoveredSource: San José Police Department

The San José Police Department has cracked down on a crew accused of hitting multiple storage units, culminating in the recent apprehension of four suspects, authorities announced. The individuals allegedly connected to the string of burglaries are Ricky Lartigue, 43, Frank Torres, 44, Monique Lartigue, 45 — all San José residents — and Andrew Fernandez, 19, from Milpitas.

Officers responded to a call on December 27, 2023, after a male suspect forced entry into two storage units at a facility on the 400 block of Lincoln Avenue. Although the attempt did not result in theft, the failed burglary sparked a deeper investigation by the San José Police Department Financial Crimes Burglary Unit, linking the suspects to at least two other similar incidents in January and February, according to a statement released by the police department.

Search warrants executed at the residences of suspects turned up stolen property with a value exceeding $60,000, including guitars, and musical equipment traceable to the victims of the burglaries. Investigators also found a loaded semi-automatic pistol, a high-capacity magazine, 2,000 rounds of ammunition, and illegal narcotics.

The coordinated efforts of several specialized units within the San José Police led to the successful arrest of the four suspects on March 27. All were booked on charges ranging from burglary, and conspiracy, to grand theft, vandalism, and possession of stolen property. Police are now urging anyone who's lost collectibles in storage unit burglaries or has relevant information, to step forward.

The department has called on the public to aid in their ongoing investigation, asking victims or those with tips to contact Detective Roberson of the San José Police Department Financial Crimes Burglary Unit. Confidential informants can also submit their information through the P3TIPS mobile app, the tip line, or through the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers website, with potential rewards for information leading to further arrests.