Perfume Burglars Sentenced to One Year in Jail

A man and woman from Reseda pleaded no contest Monday to burglary in the smash-and-grab theft of more than $19,000 of perfume and beauty products and were immediately sentenced to one year in jail and three years probation.

Giovanni Lopez-Valencia, 27, and Mariel Miranda-Guerra, 33, were caught within an hour of smashing a storefront window at Ulta Beauty in Burbank on May 6 because some of the perfume bottles were equipped with GPS tracking devices, according to police. A search of their vehicle turned up burglary tools and the stolen items.

The recovered products were returned to the Ulta Beauty store at 1351 Victory Place, police said.

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