Attentive clerk helps police track down possible serial smash-and-grab suspects

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BEAVER, Utah (ABC4 News)- Two suspects were arrested and 18 stolen generators were recovered thanks to an attentive clerk at a gas station in Beaver.

Officials say the High County Chevron clerk heard police describing suspects in a smash-and-grab in Richfield on a police scanner when he noticed men that matched their description.

The clerk notified officers and shortly after two suspects were taken into custody.

Police say two other suspects in a different vehicle managed to get away.

The four are suspected of involvement in at least four other burglaries throughout the state, police said.

This video shows the men in action at Jorgensen’s Honda in Richfield around midnight on Dec. 15th.

“18 generators worth over $23,000 were stolen in under three minutes,” a post on the Richfield Police Department Facebook page stated.

26-year-old Carlos Fuentes from Los Angeles and a 16-year-old from Hawthorne, Cali. were arrested.

Anyone with any other information is asked to call the Richfield Police Dept. at  (435) 896-8484.

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