WHITTIER - Four people have been arrested in connection with a burglary at the home of an off-duty police officer last month in Whittier, Whittier police officials announced Thursday.

Andrew Rashad Gatlin, 22, of Long Beach; Art Anthony Wibberding, 28, of Long Beach; Bernice Marie Munoz, 20, of Paramount; and Terrence Davion Collins, 22, unknown residence, were taken into custody and charged with attempted murder, kidnapping to commit robbery, robbery and burglary.

On Jan. 24 at approximately 3:30 p.m., a burglary occurred in the 5400 block of Pioneer Boulevard in Whittier, Lt. Kent Miller said.

Gatlin confronted the off-duty officer and stabbed him numerous times, Miller said.

"The victim was stabbed multiple times," Miller said. "He is recovering from his wounds."

Gatlin fled the scene in an occupied getaway vehicle that was parked nearby, Miller said.

On Jan. 31, Whittier police detectives learned of an arrest in a burglary ring made by the Orange County Sheriff's Department in Yorba Linda.

Gatlin, Wibberding and Collins, who were taken into custody by O.C. deputies, matched the description of the suspects in the burglary and stabbing incident, investigators said.

After further investigation and examination of case evidence, Miller said, it was determined that three of the suspects that were taken into custody in Yorba Linda were responsible for the burglary and stabbing that occurred in Whittier.

Munoz was taken into custody by Whittier police detectives on Wednesday, Miller said.

All four are currently being housed in the WPD jail.

The getaway vehicle was also located and is now in police custody.

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