Automobile rental supervisor says he led authorities to intruders

Metro police with an in-custody suspect in the area of Alta and South Torrey Pines drives on Tuesday, July 7. (Source: Derek Cornell)Metro police with an in-custody suspect in the location of Alta and South Torrey Pines drives on Tuesday, July 7. (Source: Derek Cornell).

Video that caught a recent house burglary was seen on social media nearly 220,000 times since Wednesday.

According to a man who helped Las Vegas authorities Thursday, officers captured 2 of the three suspects in the robbery.

Derek Cornell, who handles Discount Rental Vehicle, located at 5030 Paradise Rd., was enjoying FOX5 Thursday early morning. Later on that day, he realized a woman from that security video. In fact, he rented a vehicle to her.

“I keep in mind from the newscast – since I constantly view FOX5 every morning prior to I go to work – it was the very same gal, and I contacted City, and Metro contacted me back and we satisfied up,” Cornell stated. “We went over our figures and it was the same person, and he asked me to GPS it and my GPS led me to the ride. They followed it and lastly made a vehicle stop on them and started recovering a lot of items that were still in the vehicle.”

That traffic stop was made in the area of Torrey Pines and Alta drives.

According to info posted on social media Tuesday, 3 individuals were seen staking out a house in the location of Tropical Avenue and Buffalo Drive about 2 p.m. that day. Two of the three can be seen entering and taking items out of the house.

Michael Rodriquez, a public info officer with Las Vegas City authorities, on Wednesday validated a report of a burglary at a house on Bonaventure Boulevard. A woman told authorities she had returned to her the home of discover it rummaged.

Police believe the robbery took place in between 11:15 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Authorities have not confirmed Thursday’s arrests were in connection to Tuesday’s theft, nevertheless.

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