San Ramon police apprehend suspected auto burglars

Thousands of dollars worth of stolen property returned to owners

San Ramon police arrested two people Monday night in connection with auto burglaries at The Marketplace Shopping Center just off Bollinger Canyon Road, a department spokesman said Thursday.

At 7:03 p.m., SRPD received a call from a woman at the shopping center, who had been sitting in her car when she saw a man peering into vehicles near her, including her own, according to police Lt. Cary Goldberg. She connected him to a white truck at the center.

Officers arrived on scene and stopped a man driving a white truck that matched the description the woman had given. Another officer apprehended a second man who had been seen talking with the first suspect earlier and was on foot, police officials said.

An officer circling around the parking lot found three vehicles with broken windows that had been broken into, Goldberg said. Two of the cars had thousands of dollars worth of property stolen from their interiors, including electronics, wallets and computers. The third car had no property stolen and was just vandalized.

"We appreciate the reports from our citizens, because we cannot be at all places at once," Goldberg said.

He added, "We encourage anyone who leaves their car to not leave any possessions out in plain view. Any valuables should be locked in the trunk."

All stolen property was returned to its owners.

The two suspects arrested included a man in his late 20s from Oakland and a man in his early 30s from Concord, Goldberg said. The men, whose names were not released, were booked into the Martinez Detention Center, and their case was presented to the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office on Wednesday.

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34 people like this
Posted by Greg T
a resident of Diablo
on Feb 10, 2018 at 8:07 am

Good work to the alert citizen who reported the suspecious behavior! I'm glad that they used their head in good discernment and were not blinded or intimidated by political correctness.
The police then zipped up the deal! My only worry is that some liberal democrate judge probably has turned them loose already and they`re trolling other parking lots doing the same thing now.

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Posted by The Dude
a resident of San Ramon
on Feb 12, 2018 at 12:25 am

Don't leave thousands of dollars worth of property in your vehicles.

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Posted by Bob
a resident of Danville
on Feb 14, 2018 at 5:09 am

Greg needs to lighten up on the conspiracy theories about rampant liberal agendas. Maybe some one used common sense in alerting the police. Get over your smug self righteousness.

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Posted by Tom T
a resident of Danville
on Feb 14, 2018 at 12:57 pm

@ Bob

If the value is determined to be less than 1K$ due to our great friend Jerry Brown and the sheeple of California he is already out today and will face very little in penalty. But you wont care about this until it bites you right?

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