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Deputies catch serial car burglars

Posted at 9:21 PM, Jan 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-13 00:09:14-05

Two people were arrested for a series of car break-ins on Thursday.

Detectives arrested 19-year-old Mathew Schreiber and 21-year-old Sydney Lupo.

Pima County Sheriff's Deputies caught the two after a report of a theft in progress came in just after 5 a.m. today in the 4700 block of West Snowberry Lane.

Upon arrival, deputies learned that a homeowner had seen a male suspect breaking into his car and had chased the suspect away.

Deputies search the area and came in contact with a suspicious female on a bike. 

They learned she had been involved with the incident and learned the male suspect was still in the area.

A short time later, deputies found the male near a vehicle and took him into custody. 

In the suspect vehicle, detectives found items that appeared to have been stolen from residences in the area.

Detectives were able to determine that both suspects had been involved in a number of different home and car thefts in the area.

Schreiber was arrested for 11 counts of 3rd-degree burglary, 2 counts of 2nd-degree burglary, 1 count for possession of a dangerous drug and 1 count for possession of marijuana.

Lupo was arrested for 12 counts of 3rd-degree burglary and 2 counts of 2nd-degree burglary.

The Pima County Sheriff's Department is working with the Marana Police Department to see if these suspects are involved with any cases in their jurisdiction.

The investigation is ongoing.