Gilbert PD: Husband, wife arrested for string of burglaries

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GILBERT, Ariz. -- The Gilbert Police Department Violent Crimes Unit and Criminal Apprehension Team has arrested a husband and wife suspected of committing several burglaries in the East Valley.

Police said Luke Broeker, 30, and Shannon Broeker, 27, were arrested Tuesday at a motel in Mesa.

The couple is suspected of committing 10 burglaries since August at businesses such as Walgreens, 7-Eleven, and Goodwill.

Five of the robberies were in Gilbert, three were in Mesa, and two took place in Chandler.

Police said the Broekers have four boys between the ages of 1 and 6. The children were reportedly inside the getaway vehicle during many of the robberies.

Luke and Shannon Broeker are facing multiple counts of robbery, as well as charges stemming from having their children present on several occasions.