Two Arrested In Clovis Department Store Jean Theft

Jain Huipes

Two men were arrested on Friday afternoon after swiping hundreds of dollars worth of jeans from a Clovis department store, police said.

Jain Huipes,23, and 19-year-old Daniel Jimenez, both of Fresno, were arrested for commercial burglary.

Police say the two men stuffed $325 worth of blue jeans from the Kohl's department store in the Sierra Vista Mall before running out of the store.

They then got into a car and drove southbound on Clovis Avenue.

While driving, however, a bag was tossed out of the window, said Janet Stoll-Lee, spokeswoman of the Clovis Police Department.

An officer found the bag full of stolen jeans and returned the merchandise to the store.{}

Huipes and Jimenez were eventually found by police after residents in the vicinity of Lansing and Minnewawa avenues reported a suspicious vehicle in their neighborhood.

A California Highway Patrol helicopter then hovered overhead over the neighborhood while Clovis police and Sheriff's deputies took the suspects into custody.