2 adults, 1 juvenile arrested in Cerritos ‘knock-knock’ burglary, may be tied to O.C. cases
A man, woman and juvenile were arrested and $3,000 in stolen goods and cash were recovered from a Cerritos home after detectives witnessed a “knock-knock” burglary, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department announced on Saturday, Aug. 25.
During their interrogation, the suspects admitted to the burglary and implicated themselves in recent La Palma and Buena Park-area burglaries, sheriff’s officials said in a news release. Those cases are under investigation.
Jaidyn Shaw, 19, and Cassidy Poston, 21, both of Los Angeles, were booked on suspicion of residential burglary and were being held on $50,000 bail. The 16-year-old juvenile was detained and released pending juvenile court proceedings.
Shaw has several previous arrests for burglary and has been convicted of burglary and possession of burglary tools; Poston had “multiple” felony arrests, including burglary, and has been convicted for theft, the news release said.
Both Shaw and Poston are documented gang members, according to authorities.
The case began on Thursday, August 23, 2018, at about 12:30 p.m., when detectives saw the suspects, who were in a white Honda Accord sedan, driving slowly through neighborhoods in La Palma and eventually into the Cerritos area, according to the news release.
After detectives located the Honda parked in a driveway on Alexander Circle, the release said, they watched as the suspects emerged from the front door got into the car.
Stolen property valued in excess of $3,000 was recovered, including jewelry, designer hand bags, cell phones and cash, officials said.
Detectives are investigating if the trio was involved in other recent residential burglaries in Los Angeles and Orange counties.
“Knock-Knock” burglaries are typically committed in the daytime by crews formed by gang members, the sheriff’s department said. They often drive high-end vehicles and rental cars to blend into neighborhoods, where they break into homes and businesses to steal cash, jewelry, weapons and other property.