Twin Brothers Arrested in Connection With Burglary in Costa Mesa: Police

Twin brothers were arrested in connection with a commercial burglary in Costa Mesa, authorities announced Monday.

Jamel Walker, left, and Jamal Walker, right, are shown in photos released by the Costa Mesa Police Department on Nov. 20, 2017.

Jamel Walker, left, and Jamal Walker, right, are shown in photos released by the Costa Mesa Police Department on Nov. 20, 2017.

The men were identified as Jamal and Jamel Walker, 42, of Los Angeles.

Police responded to a call about the burglary at about 7:25 a.m. Sunday at a coin shop along the 1900 block of Harbor Boulevard. The person who reported the crime watched through a security camera as the suspects, who had their faces covered, allegedly broke in through the front door and stole property inside.

The burglars fled in a vehicle before officers arrived at the business, but an officer spotted their vehicle near 19th Street and Newport Boulevard. The men sped onto the northbound 55 Freeway as police followed, officials said.

The driver abruptly stopped in the No. 1 lane, and both men ran across the freeway and a drainage ditch, officials said.

After officers established a perimeter to try tracking the men, glass could be heard breaking in the 3000 block of Pullman Sreet and officers soon found a broken window on the side of a nearby building, police said.

Behind the building, officers saw the Walkers run on foot toward the back of another building in the 200 block of Kalmus Drive, police said. That’s where the twins were arrested by police without incident.

Coins, gloves and burglary tools were found inside the brothers’ vehicle, police said. Both men were arrested on suspicion of burglary, conspiracy to commit a crime and evading police.