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Court Date For L.A. Man Suspected of Apple Burglary Next Week

Equonne Romon Howard is expected in court Sept. 20 to answer charges of second-degree burglary and parole violation.

A Los Angeles man suspected of involvement in the drive-in, smash-and-grab burglary at the store in was expected in court next week to answer charges of burglary and parole violation.

There are no local conviction records available for Equonne Romon Howard, who is expected in court Sept. 20.

He was arrested Thursday while walking around The Promenade following an early morning at the store, 40764 Winchester Road.

The vehicle suspected as the one used to break into the store -- a blue BMW SUV -- was found badly damaged and abandoned in a parking lot at Ynez and Winchester roads.

According to sheriff's Sgt. Kevin McDonald, three suspects got out of the BMW  and started grabbing items off display shelves; as the three looted, the driver repeatedly rammed the security gate, which had clanked down behind the vehicle as it entered.

They all wore gloves, dark clothing covered their entire bodies and hooded sweatshirts were worn over heads and faces, McDonald said.

Howard was being held on no bail stemming from an out-of-county case.

Italo Domani September 13, 2012 at 06:19 PM
Earlier reports stated the BMW was stolen. Either way, this guy qualifies for America's Dumbest Criminal. Some of the previous comments I've read here today only serve to enforce my opinion that this part of CA is populated with uneducated, ignorant, uncultured, racist white trash. Welcome to the "Inland Empire".
That Temecula Guy September 13, 2012 at 07:33 PM
Hello Michael Stark. I just reread the comments, and couldn't find anything racist, with the exception of your foolish and ignorant insults. I'm not even fully "white" but your trolling is like vomit on the screen to me. Go elsewhere Mikey. The Inland Empire is so much better than so many other places. If you are here, you are welcome to relocate. So, that being said, I am equal opportunity when it comes to completely stupid criminals. If this guy had been any other race, everyone here would have said the same things. We mock his tattoos, his probable way of speaking (get real, you KNOW that's how he talks), his way of life, and his pathetic yet sensational attempt at crime.
Net September 13, 2012 at 08:18 PM
Michael: "white trash?" Really? I guess you're entitled to your opinion, an ignorant, uneducated, and uncultured opinion. "Stop actin a foo. I pity the foo who wear my jewelry!"
Paperdoll September 16, 2012 at 03:55 AM
Michael stark you are an idiot why would you even bring race into this.....you are the racist no one even spoke about race. Idiot, it's people like you that cause racism in this world. If you don't like America or the ie then leave !
John September 16, 2012 at 05:46 PM
Its time for the Calif State Lottery Commission to stop funding schools and to start funding the building of more state prisons. Keep the thugs off the streets.

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