MarieSam Sanchez -
A 25-year-old Hawaiian Gardens man is behind bars today on suspicion of breaking into a vehicle parked outside Carrows restaurant in Cerritos and stealing more than $5,000 worth of scuba diving equipment, most of which was eventually returned to its rightful owners with help from a Cerritos sheriff's detective.
Victor Aguirre was arrested at his home on Aug. 3 and is currently facing five felony counts of burglary, possession of stolen property and credit card fraud, said Cerritos Sheriff's Station detective Rich Kent.
Aguirre is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 23 and is currently being held in lieu of $40,000 bail, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Inmate Information website.
The events leading to the suspect's arrest began on Aug. 2 at about 10:30 a.m. when a vehicle burglary was reported outside the restaurant located at 19011 Bloomfield Ave. in Cerritos, said Kent.