Two burglary suspects were arrested Tuesday in a field near Venice Beach in Half Moon Bay after sheriff’s deputies pursued them on suspicion of committing a residential burglary in El Granada that morning. San Mateo County sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of the burglary in the 400 block of El Granada Boulevard. Deputies said the suspects had entered the house through a window in the back. When deputies arrived, the house had been ransacked and jewelry and two guns had been taken from the house.
Witnesses told deputies that there was a gold Toyota Prius parked outside of the house that morning. At 3:15 p.m. a deputy saw a gold Toyota Prius driving south on state Highway 1. The Prius turned on to a road leading to Venice Beach in Half Moon Bay, and the deputy followed. The suspects fled on foot through a field near the road, but deputies caught up with them near the corner of Wave and Pilarcitos avenues in Half Moon Bay. Deputies learned the Prius the suspects had been driving was reported stolen from a parking lot in Princeton on Jan. 15. They also located jewelry in the area that was identified as being stolen from the El Granada residence, sheriff’s officials said.
Deputies arrested Sergio Vidrio Avila, 27, of Half Moon Bay and Laura Alisha Sanabria, 20, of Moss Beach on suspicion of residential burglary, possession of stolen property and auto theft, according to the sheriff’s office. The sheriff’s search team returned to the scene of the arrest at 7 p.m. and searched the area for evidence. Sheriff’s officials said more stolen property was recovered from the field, but deputies have yet to locate the two stolen guns.
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