Highland Park DPS
Police arrested two people they believe are responsible for more than a dozen car burglaries where GPS units were ripped from the dashboards of SUVs.
Police in Highland Park say they arrested two people they believe have been involved in a string of car burglaries.
Highland Park DPS officers on heightened patrol arrested Brandon M. Craft, 28, and Moses Navarrete, 30, Tuesday morning in the 5100 block of Lomo Alto Drive in Highland Park.
Police said the pair were targeting third row seats and factory in-dash Global Positioning System units out of GMC Yukon, Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban, and Cadillac Escalade models.
Highland Park police said they were able to connect two car burglaries to Craft and Navarrette and charges are pending on 12 other cases.
It is believed that the two suspects are responsible for over $50,000 in property loss in Highland Park alone, according to Highland Park police.
In the overnight hours between Sunday, August 26 and Monday, August 27 police said a total of twelve SUV’s were burglarized in Highland Park.
Police said in every offense the burglars broke in through the rear glass-hatch lock then crawled to the front of the vehicle, remove the facing on the center portion of the console then remove the navigation system. Many of the vehicles had significant damage to the dashboard as a result.