SAN ANTONIO – Olmos Park police believe they’ve caught up to the robbery ring responsible for a rash of home burglaries that happened in broad daylight.
Officers say they caught the three suspects breaking into a house Monday morning.
They say it started with a traffic stop, when an officer spotted a car fitting the description of a possible suspect.
"And when he did that, he observed some suspicious movement inside the residence,” Sgt. Will Huffmeyer with Olmos Park Police says.
Sgt. Huffmeyer says they were caught in the act wearing masks and gloves.
"Obviously they were concerned they might be recognized,” he says. “And with a mask on, it makes it much more difficult to recognize them."
Police arrested 27-year-old Lindsey Hamblin-Pearson, 24-year-old Bryanna Deleon and 19-year-old Reynaldo Garcia. They’re all at the Bexar County Jail, each under $20,000 bonds.
Officers connected the suspects to four of the six recent daytime home burglaries.
"They had begun to take property from the residence and put it in the getaway vehicle,” Sgt. Huffmeyer says.
Police recovered dozens of pieces of jewelry stuffed inside a pillow case.
"Laptops, gaming devices, we have musical instruments,” Sgt. Huffmeyer adds.
Plus a flat-screen TV and a World War II gun – ammo included.
"A $23,000 watch,” Sgt. Huffmeyer says was the priciest heist.
Officers believe the suspects were planning to sell the stolen items online. Now, all of it will go back to the original owners.
Even with the suspects off the streets, police say homeowners need to stay vigilant.
"Be careful of your surroundings and be aware of what's going on around you,” Sgt. Huffmeyer says. "Things that don't look right probably aren't."
Police are investigating if the suspects are connected with other home burglaries in the greater San Antonio area.