Harley-Davidson Shop Burglary Leads to Arrests of Identity Theft Suspects - NBC Southern California

Harley-Davidson Shop Burglary Leads to Arrests of Identity Theft Suspects

San Bernardino County Sheriff's deputies estimated more than 100 people were the victims of identity theft after what they said they found the suspects to be in possession of.

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    Four Arrested After Stealing Identities of Hundreds

    The big break happened at a motorcycle dealership where deputies investigating a string of burglaries found someone who they thought looked suspicious. Tony Shin reports for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14, 2015. (Published Tuesday, July 14, 2015)

    Four people were arrested after a burglary at a Harley-Davidson dealership led police to a hotel room allegedly brimming with illegal activity in Loma Linda last week.

    San Bernardino County Sheriff's deputies estimated more than 100 people were the victims of identity theft after what they said they found the suspects to be in possession of.

    While investigators canvassed the area near the 25000 block of Redlands Boulevard July 7 after a burglary at the Quaid Harley-Davidson shop, they made contact with Robbie Gurule, 26, of San Bernardino.

    He was allegedly in possession of burglary tools. Gurule was questioned by authorities and led deputies to a hotel room where his girlfriend Angela Gutierrez, 24, of Highland, was staying, according to a news release from the sheriff's department.

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    Authorities allegedly found stolen checks, mail, property and check washing equipment along with illegal drugs inside the hotel room, according to the release.

    Gurule, Gutierrez, Daniel Leivas, 50, of Blythe and Alexandria Leon, 23, of Yucaipa, were arrested at the scene.

    Deputies were in the process of sending notifications out to the more than 100 alleged victims while the investigation remained ongoing.

    The owner of a market located across the street from the dealership says burglars also broke into his store. The thieves busted through the ceiling, causing $6,000 in damage. Nothing was stolen because deputies arrived quickly.

    "You get scared that they are going to come back and rob your life, they're going to come back for your employees," said the store owner, Ayman Farha.

    NBC4's Tony Shin contributed to this report.

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