A man hired to do work on a Glendora resident’s home burglarized the property and, along with his brother, have hit homes in other cities, detectives said.
Scott Gilmore, 28, and brother Mitchell Gilmore, 23, were both arrested in the 1400 block of Reservoir at their Pomona home November 18. Detectives recovered about $45,000 in stolen property from the Glendora home Scott allegedly burglarized the day prior.
A neighbor’s surveillance camera helped to identify Scott burglarizing the house in the 1300 block of St. Vladimir St. November 17. The suspect entered through a locked rear window after driving his Suburban into the victim’s rear yard to gain access to the house, said Detective Josh Price of Glendora Police.
“The resident said he looked a lot like the guy that was just there working on the furnace three days prior,” Price said.
Scott Gilmore is employed by an unnamed home warranty company that was called to make repairs inside the home.
An online search revealed Scott Gilmore’s Facebook profile and a Suburban matching that seen in surveillance footage, Price said.
Detectives issued a search warrant at the Pomona home, arrested both suspects and recovered most of the stolen property from Glendora, which included jewelry, tools, a safe, electronics, an ice chest, a printer and more.
Property was also recovered and identified from a home in Yorba Linda and Chino Hills, Price said.
Mitchell was found with pictures of people’s IDs, credit cards, social security cards and passports on his cell phone, Price said.
Scott Gilmore was booked on suspicion of burglary, receiving known stolen property and identity theft. He was held in lieu of $500,000 before being released for an initial court appearance November 20.
Mitchell Gilmore was booked on suspicion of receiving known stolen property and identity theft. He was held in lieu of $1 million before being released for an initial court appearance November 20.
Detectives are still attempting to identify other items recovered.
Both are scheduled for another appearance at the West Covina Courthouse December 14.