GLENDALE – Giselle Gilberto, 24, and Gabriele Resendez, 22, were arrested on Friday in the 1700 block of Grandview Avenue after a resident arrived home and interrupted what appeared to be a burglary attempt, according to Glendale police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot.
The homeowner reported about 12:45 p.m. Friday that there was an unknown black pickup truck on her property and a check of the plate by police revealed the vehicle was reported stolen out of Los Angeles, Lightfoot said. “Investigation revealed, the resident left her home to run errands and upon leaving, closed the driveway gate that restricts access to her property,” Lightfoot said. “When she arrived home approximately an hour later, she found the gate open and a black Dodge pickup parked in her driveway.
The resident approached the pickup and saw there was a male in the passenger seat and a female carrying two luggage style bags near her home. The resident yelled for help and her father and a witness assisted with detaining the suspects. After realizing they possibly stumbled upon a burglary in progress, the homeowner’s father drove his vehicle up the driveway and blocked the suspects from reversing until the officers arrived moments later.”
The suspects did not appear to have entered the home and no personal items were taken, Lightfoot said.
Gilberto and Resendez were arrested on suspicion of residential burglary and possession of a stolen vehicle. “It was discovered that evening the suspects were wanted for a robbery they committed in Los Angeles on the same date,” Lightfoot said. Both cases will be presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for filing consideration.