Two burglars arrested after breaking into Northwest Fresno business

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A business break-in gone wrong for this burglar and an accomplice thanks to technology the owner of this car product company had on her phone. (KFSN)

Just after 1 o'clock, Christmas Eve Laurie Morgenthal's phone notified her with a video clip of someone breaking into her Northwest Fresno business.

She was able to call 911 right away and give them a description of the suspect.

That phone call and suspect description helped officers in a helicopter and on the ground quickly catch them just a couple blocks away.

Morgenthal said, "The glass shattering actually set off my little camera and it emailed me a 15-second clip."

The suspects have been identified as 39-year-old Justin Breitwieser and 25-year-old Soliel Phariss.

Lt. Joe Gomez said, "An officer saw the two suspects who committed the crime here running over here in the field and then crossing going southbound next to the storage facility thought that's kind of odd so he called it in Eagle One Helicopter came."

Officers say the suspects stole things like wallets, car cleaning products, and headlight restoration kits from the store -- all of that stolen property was found and returned to the owner.

Officers say they also found a jar of marijuana on them and a loaded gun.

Morgenthal says it is scary to think the outcome of this could have turned out a lot worse
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