The couple accused of burglarizing homes in the Peninsula while the victims were boarding their pets at a San Carlos PetSmart has been tied to three more burglaries in the City of San Mateo, police said.
Ashley Kirk and Juan Ortega-Ramos, both 25, of San Jose, reportedly used Kirk's job at PetSmart to case out residences where they knew no one would be home.
The two were initially arrested in September 2013 after San Mateo County Sheriff's deputies discovered Ortega-Ramos in possession of a stolen silver Porsche 911S, which had been stolen from a home that was burglarized. After the arrest, investigators discovered that the victims in those burglaries were connected to Kirk's job at PetSmart where the victims had been boarding their pets during vacations.
The two appeared in court in January and pleaded not guilty.
San Mateo police said the two were responsible for three more burglaries in San Mateo that occurred in August 2013 in the 700 block of Sequoia Avenue, and the 900 and 1600 blocks of South Norfolk Street.
The two have been additionally charged for these burglaries and remain in custody at San Mateo County Jail.