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Undercover operation lands two suspected burglars behind bars

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CCPD arrested two people allegedly connected to a string of burglaries. CCPD arrested two people allegedly connected to a string of burglaries.
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Undercover police work paid off big time for Corpus Christi Detectives after they arrested two people allegedly connected to a string of burglaries.

Officers arrested 34-year-old Adrian Gomez and 34-year-old William Heath last night in the 6600 Block of Saratoga Boulevard around 7:00 pm.

According to Detectives, they noticed different car burglaries in the Southside occurred almost around the same time in different locations.

Once they had reviewed surveillance video of one of the crimes, Detectives were able to write down the description of the suspect's vehicle and setup different undercover operation locations.

Once undercover officers saw the suspected vehicle, they watched and observed Gomez and Heath allegedly breaking into a victim's SUV and taking her purse.

Lieutenant James Lerma, with the Corpus Christi Police Department, says,"We followed him for a short period. We got ahold of our patrol units in the field; we pulled him over, we found the victims identification her belongings inside the vehicle."

KRIS 6 NEWS was at the crime scene Tuesday night and talked to the victim Michelle Jones, who had walked into the gym to exercise with her husband.

When undercover officers spoke with Jones, she said,"I was going to the gym my purse was in my vehicle. Thankfully nothing super important was in my purse."

While Gomez and Heath were both read their Miranda rights, Jones says she'll be more careful with her belongings, and she feels lucky Corpus Christ undercover officers were in the right place, at the right time.

"Thank goodness they were out here doing their job they recovered everything that was taken out of the car. CCPD turned something negative into something positive," Jones added," Jones added.

Adrian Gomez was charged with burglary of a motor vehicle while having two of more prior convictions which police say is a felony.

Heath was charged with theft of a motor vehicle. Detectives also discovered Heath had a warrant out for his arrest. 

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