Police are searching for answers to why three suspected car burglars had between six and eight suspected pipe bombs in their Costa Mesa apartment, officials said Wednesday.
Costa Mesa officers discovered the wrapped cylindrical objects while serving an arrest warrant Tuesday afternoon at the Mediterranean Village apartment complex, according to Costa Mesa police officials. Officers called in a county bomb squad.
The three didn't explain why they had the homemade bombs, said police Sgt. Phil Myers.
The building and adjoining buildings in the complex in the 2400 block of Harbor Boulevard were evacuated for about three hours. Police said the objects appeared to be pipe bombs. Each cylinder was about 10 inches long and wrapped with tape and had caps on the tops.