2 arrested after stolen car found near a Target store

- Police arrested two people Thursday afternoon after officers connected them to a stolen vehicle spotted outside a Morgan Hill Target store.

After an officer noticed the stolen vehicle entering the parking lot outside the Target store at 1061 Cochrane Road, detectives then set up a perimeter in the area, police said.

Detectives had set up the perimeter in order to avoid a vehicle pursuit with the suspects, as it was raining and the roads were wet.

After setting up the perimeter, officers were able to apprehend the suspects.

They were identified as Luis Vasquez and Patricia Vaquera, according to police.

Police arrested the pair on suspicion of car theft, possession of burglary tools, identity theft, providing false identification to police, possession of illegal weapons as well as narcotic related offenses.

Officers learned the suspects had entered the Target store and tried to buy items with stolen credit cards.

When the credit cards didn't work, the pair walked out of the store with the stolen items, according to police.

Officers linked the stolen credit cards to a burglary at a San Jose home Wednesday night.

Officers also learned the stolen vehicle had been taken from a Kmart parking lot in Hollister.

Inside the vehicle, officers found a large amount of stolen mail, police said. Both Vasquez and Vaquera were booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail, according to police.

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