Officers were called to a Best Buy store regarding a theft just before 8 p.m. on Tuesday Nov. 27 in the 12200 block of Limonite Avenue in Eastvale, officials reported.
An employee told deputies that several people had been in the store earlier stealing items and were back for more.
The trio was seen leaving the store and entering a white truck. Officers stopped the truck a short distance away and a search revealed several items that had been stolen, a sheriff’s report stated.
“The value of the items recovered was approximately $4,500 and included 13 Kindle Fire notebooks valued at $2,600,” Sgt. Patrick Chavez said in a Riverside County Sheriff’s press release.
The thieves targeted Best Buy, Kohl’s and a Target store that were all located in the same mall.
They would slip items into a large purse or hide merchandise in a wheelchair as they moved from store to store, officials said.
Jurupa Valley residents Dorothy Yrigoyen, 57, William Yrigoyen, 37, and Tracy Yrigoyen, 34, were all arrested. The elder Yrigoyen was treated at the scene for a medical condition.
All three were booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center on multiple charges.
Anyone with further details regarding this crime is urged to contact Deputy Blair at the Jurupa Valley station at 951-955-2600.
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