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Suspects arrested after allegedly breaking into LCF home, returning 2 days later to steal Mercedes

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The victims of a residential burglary Sunday on La Cañada’s Greenridge Drive called the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station Tuesday to report a second incident —their vehicle had been stolen.
(La Cañada Valley Sun)

Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s detectives apprehended Tuesday a male and female suspect believed to be connected to a residential burglary that occurred Sunday on La Cañada’s Greenridge Drive and escalated two days later when the suspects returned and allegedly stole the victims’ vehicle.

Sgt. John Gilbert said the home break-in occurred on the 800 block of Greenridge Drive and was discovered sometime around 5 p.m. Sunday, when the homeowners arrived at the residence and noticed several miscellaneous items and a set of keys were missing.

For the record:
2:08 PM, Mar. 03, 2020 An earlier version of this story used a different name to describe Parisa Suksamran, as she was originally booked under what authorities now believe was an alias.

The victims called the Crescenta Valley Station two days later to report a second incident —their vehicle, a Mercedes, had been taken from the property.

Detectives enlisted assistance from the Sheriff’s Auto Theft Task Force, and the agencies soon learned the stolen vehicle’s GPS system placed the Mercedes somewhere in the San Fernando Valley.

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They tracked the vehicle to Woodland Hills Tuesday night, where they observed the Mercedes on the road, with another car following closely behind.

The driver of the second vehicle — 34-year-old Regan Kim of Los Angeles — was detained and booked for burglary, driving a vehicle without the owner’s consent and being found in possession of burglary tools.

The female driver of the stolen Mercedes allegedly attempted to flee the scene but was captured following a brief foot pursuit. Parisa Suksamran, 32, of Northridge, was booked for burglary, possession of methamphetamines with intent to sell, taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent and resisting arrest.

Anyone with information regarding the burglary or vehicle theft is encouraged to call Det. Speers at (818) 236-4010.

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