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By Lookout Staff

March 30, 2021 -- Three burglary suspects were arrested late Friday night while fleeing with stolen merchandise from a building Downtown, according to Santa Monica police.

Officers were responding to a trespassing call in the 500 block of Wilshire Boulevard when they spotted the suspects emerge from the building, police said.

Manuel Eduardo Barrientos Rudy Leonel Barrios Eduardo Manzo Rangel
From left: Manuel Eduardo Barrientos, Rudy Leonel Barrios and Eduardo Manzo Rangel (Courtesy SMPD)

"Upon seeing the officers, the suspects immediately fled on foot, while trying to discard stolen property," said Lt. Ruby Flores, the Department's spokesman.

"After a short foot pursuit, officers detained all three without incident" in the 1200 block of 5th Street, Flores said.

The suspects were in possession of various burglary tools, including "a hand saw, bolt cutters, channel lock pliers, screwdrivers and master keys."

Burglary Tools
Burglary tools

Two of the suspects also had handheld two-way radios, Flores said.

Police believe the three suspects -- who had prior theft-related arrests and convictions -- were responsible for other burglaries in the area, Flores said.

The suspects are indentified as Rudy Leonel Barrios, 30, from Los Angeles; Eduardo Manzo Rangel, 23, from Los Angeles, and Miguel Eduardo Barrientos, 32, from Inglewood.

The three were arrested for burglary, possession of burglary tools, possession of methamphetamine and resisting arrest. Barrientos was also arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Anyone with information pertaining to this incident should call the Santa Monica Police Department at (310) 458-8491.

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