Suspect Sought For Attempted Burglary

Staff Reports  

Chino HillsThe Chino Hills Police Department arrested one suspect for an attempted burglary at Lowes in Chino Hills, but one suspect is still being sought.

On Monday June 27, two suspicious suspects were reported to the Chino Hills Police Department by a Lowe’s Home Improvement employee.

The employees stated a customer was loading a large amount of tools into a shopping cart and they suspected he was going to run out of the store without paying, according to the Chino Hills Police Department.

As the deputies arrived to the Lowe’s Home Improvement Store on Peyton Drive, the suspect was caught pushing a shopping cart out of the emergency exit and began loading the tools into a U-Haul truck by a second suspect. The first suspect, identified as Samuel Felipe, 36-year-old resident of Ontario, was taken into custody without incident.

The other suspect ran from the scene and could not be located during an extensive search with the help of Police K9 and assistance of a helicopter. Chino Hills Station Investigators were able to positively identify the suspect as Nicholas Perez, 28-year-old resident of Pomona.

Perez attempted to steal over $1200.00 of merchandise from the Lowe’s Home Improvement store. The Chino Hills Deputies also recovered over $600.00 in merchandise that had been stolen at a Lowe’s store location in the Los Angeles County that same morning.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding any other crimes these suspects were involved in, or the whereabouts of Nicolas Perez, is urged to contact the Chino Hills Police Department at (909) 364-2000 or WeTip at (800) 78-CRIME (27469).