Two teenage girls and a boy were arrested as they emerged from a Lomita house with arms full of stolen property are suspected of committing similar burglaries in Torrance and Los Angeles, sheriff's deputies said Tuesday.
The Harbor City teens were arrested Monday afternoon after witnesses saw them walk out of the side yard of a home in the 24600 block of Falena Avenue, Lomita sheriff's Sgt. Mark Moffett said.
The burglary suspects ran when the witnesses shouted at them. Deputies and a helicopter responded, quickly finding the teens carrying numerous items of stolen property, including iPods, BlackBerries, iPads, cameras and jewelry.
"Not only did the juveniles possess stolen property from the original location, but they were found to have property stolen from two other locations in the city of Lomita," Moffett said.
The teens also were suspected of an attempted burglary nearby.
Torrance and Los Angeles police detectives are investigating the teens in other crimes.
The teens were arrested on suspicion of residential burglary and held at Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall in Downey.
- Larry Altman
Editor's note: This article previously incorrectly listed the teenagers as three boys, instead of two girls and one boy.