Two men allegedly involved in the break-in of a cell phone store through an adjacent wall -- a method of operation authorities believe is part of a series of such burglaries -- were in custody Thursday evening.
Erik Aguilar, 24, of Los Angeles and Michael Mixon, 44, of Corona, were booked into the county jail on suspicion of second-degree burglary.
Mixon was additionally booked on suspicion of committing a felony while out on bail, conspiracy to commit a felony and parole violaton, according to jail records.
He was being held on no bail, pending a court appearance Tuesday.
Booking information for Aguilar was not available Thursday night.
Aguilar was arrested after sheriff's deputies called to 79-485 Highway 111 in La Quinta about 2:15 a.m. Thursday spotted a van leaving the scene, Riverside County sheriff's Sgt. Steve DaSilva said in a written news release.
Investigators determined there had been two other men in the store -- having come in through an adjacent business -- but they were gone when law enforcement arrived, the sergeant said.
Detectives from the Thermal station working the case with the La Quinta Special Enforcement Team and investigators assigned to the Jurupa Valley Station were led to Mixon, the sergeant said.
Mixon was arrested in Eastvale, the sergeant said.
The third suspect was still outstanding and was described as Latino, in his late 20s, about 5 feet 6 with a thin build and short black hair.
"This crime is related to several other burglaries at T-Mobile stores in Southern California and Arizona," the sergeant wrote.
Anyone with information about this incident was asked to contact Investigator Albert Loureiro from the Thermal Sheriff's Station Investigations Bureau at 760-863-8488.
Those with information may also tip anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 760-341-STOP, or by sending an email here.