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Suspects caught in Northeastern burglary series

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San Diego (CBS 8)  - On Friday, police said they broke up what they are calling a major burglary ring. 

The bold thieves had been striking while the victims were in their home. 

The San Diego Police Department said there had been more than a half-dozen crimes over the past two months. 

Police said they found two rooms filled with stolen loot and they want to make sure victims get their items back. 

According to police, over the last two months, there had been multiple residential hot prowl burglaries from the Scripps Ranch area all the way to the Escondido area. 

All of these had a similar M.O.

The thieves would hit homes overnight while families were sleeping, especially during the heat wave, when many left their windows open. 

On September 27, 2015, a residential hot prowl burglary series began in the Scripps Ranch area. Over the next 2 weeks, a total of 9 burglaries were reported. Most were in the Scripps Ranch community.

Between October 3, 2015 and October 7, 2105, detectives worked with community members to develop several leads in the investigations.

This collaborative effort resulted in stolen property being recovered and four individuals being taken into custody; two juveniles and two adults.

The adults have been identified as Keith Lashaun Thomas (19 years old) and Antonio Kresic (21 years old).

The two juvenile suspects were booked into Juvenile Hall on multiple counts of residential burglary. Antonio Kresic and Keith Thomas were booked into County Jail for multiple counts of residential burglary.

This investigation is ongoing.

Anyone who may have additional information regarding this burglary series is encouraged to contact Officer Susan Kelly at (858) 538-8026 or SDPD at (619) 531-2000.

Victims are encouraged to come to Northeastern Division, 13396 Salmon River Rd. San Diego, CA 92129 on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm to identify their property.

Victims need to bring personal ID and any paperwork that could assist with identification of their property.

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