Burglary suspects sought by Los Lunas police

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Los Lunas police are hoping for the public’s help in locating two people who they say burglarized a local residence while injuring two women, and taking more than $13,000 in electronics from a Santa Fe Walmart.

Derek Viviani: Wanted

Los Lunas police are hoping for the public’s help in locating two people who they say burglarized a local residence while injuring two women, and taking more than $13,000 in electronics from a Santa Fe Walmart.

According to a press release, Los Lunas police officers responded to 803 Los Lentes on March 12 after a woman called 911 requesting help.

When they arrived at the home, officers found one woman had a noticeable injury to her left knee and an injury to her head.

The women told officers when they arrived at the residents, the women saw a vehicle that didn’t belong at the house. When the women confronted the two people, later identified as Derek Viviani, 24, and Sapphira Serrano, 27, both of Los Lunas, Viviani went to his truck after telling the women he was looking for his dog.

The women said Viviani tried to leave the scene and began to back up, but crashed into a vehicle parked near the driveway. As he continued to leave, he ran over one of the women’s legs. Los Lunas police Lt. Naithan Gurule said the victim’s injuries were minor, including scrapes and bruising.

“While (Viviani) was trying to drive off, (Serrano) went back into the house and exited with a suitcase and a purse,” the release said. “A struggle ensued between (Serrano) and the injured females, causing the female suspect to drop the suitcase and purse.”

She was able to leave the scene and got away.

Felony warrants have been issued for Viviani and Serrano. Viviani is wanted for aggravated battery, residential burglary and conspiracy to commit a felony.

Serrano’s warrant is for residential burglary and conspiracy to commit a felony.

Sapphira Serrano: Wanted

Viviani is also a suspect in burglaries that have occurred in Santa Fe. In another press release from the Santa Fe Police Department, a surveillance video shows Viviani stealing more than $13,500 worth of iPads and iPad Minis from Walmart on April 19. He’s also accused of threatening a store employee with a handgun.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Detective Mark Torres at 388-8742 or Santa Fe Police Detective Paul Joye at 505-955-5206.

Tips can also be sent anonymously by text message, to # “274637″ (CRIMES) with keyword “LLPD” at the beginning of the text message. You can also submit Web Tips by going to www.loslunasnm.gov/reportcrime.