Police: Two men arrested for taking computers from Mesa medical facilities

Posted at 12:44 PM, Sep 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-27 19:46:02-04

Two men were arrested for stealing computers, credit cards and documents containing both employee and client personal information from three Mesa businesses including medical facilities.

Mesa Police report that on September 12, two men, later identified as 33-year-old Phillip Victor Christensen and 32-year-old Terry Leo Coria, entered the Gateway Executive Suites near Lindsey and McDowell roads. While inside they allegedly stole several computers, credit cards and documents containing client and employee information from two businesses. 

Police say they received suspect descriptions from the surveillance video at the businesses.

That same morning Christensen and Coria tried using a credit card they stole from one of the businesses at a Tempe Walmart. The transaction was unsuccessful, but surveillance video was able to show them driving away in a white Cadillac.

Police say they received information saying that they were in possession of computers that they got from a business. Police located them at a home near Lindsey and McDowell roads where they were loading computers into a vehicle. One of them allegedly had a credit card from one of the businesses in his wallet.

Items from both businesses were found in the car. Also, police say they found computers from another burglary of a Mesa medical facility, near Greenfield and Baseline roads, that occurred on September 10.

Christensen and Coria have been charged with burglary.