Suspect Arrested for Looting Own Workplace

An employee of Harbor Freight has been arrested for looting the very business he works at. San Bernardino Police were following up on leads from the looting that occurred in the city Sunday night, May 31st. The manager of Harbor Freight was reviewing surveillance camera footage and recognized one of his own employees as one of the looters.

San Bernardino Police arrested Moses Barbanavarro for burglary and looting. Barbanavarro admitted to the crimes during an interview with police detectives.

 “Unfortunately, many of these crimes appear to be opportunistic,” said Investigations Captain Adam Affrunti. “In this case, an employee, entrusted by the business, took adavantage of the situation when law enforcement resources were stretched across other areas of the city.”

The stolen property has been returned to the business.