2 men in custody after robbery ring targeting Home Depots in San Diego and other Southern California counties

A steady stream of shoppers bought home and garden items at the Home Depot on Mission Gorge Road.
A San Diego County Home Depot. Photo by Chris Stone

Two men appeared in court this week after authorities broke up an alleged robbery ring that had operated in San Diego, Los Angeles and Orange counties for 16 months.

Luis Alberto Delasancha, 31, pleaded not guilty to 25 counts of grand theft and one count of organized retail grand theft, all felonies. He was ordered to return to court on Friday for a pretrial hearing at the Central Justice Center in Santa Ana.

Co-defendant Agustin Garfiaz, 26, of Bellflower, was charged with organized retail grand theft and one count of receiving stolen property, both felonies. Both were arrested Wednesday.

Co-defendants José Delasancha, 32, and Everado Carrillo-Avilez, 39, were listed in court records as fugitives.

The criminal complaint lists 53 counts of grand theft and one count of organized retail grand theft. All four are accused of participating in a ring in which members stole up to $1,500 worth of merchandise at a time from Home Depot stores.

The thefts took place from October 2021 to February of this year. The total loss was $76,640.50, according to the complaint.

He California Highway Patrol was in charge of the investigation.

– City News Service

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