SRPD: Car burglary suspects nabbed, stolen items returned to original owner

Suspects arrested 'casing' cars in Costco parking lot

The San Ramon Police Department arrested a pair of culprits who were caught red-handed stealing from vehicles last Friday, scoring a win for law enforcement officer's efforts against car burglaries in the Bay Area.

San Ramon police say they were able to arrest the two suspects, and return the victim’s property, after receiving reports at around 10 a.m. Friday morning of a suspicious looking silver Mercedes SUV seen in a parking lot near 2276 Camino Ramon.

In a Facebook post, police say one of the suspects, an adult man wearing a black hoodie, was seen exiting the vehicle and stole a laptop computer and a backpack from a parked car. The suspect, along with his accomplice, was then seen “casing” cars in the nearby Costco parking lot.

This story has a happy ending, as police were able to arrest the suspects before they could steal from anymore residents and return the stolen property to the original victim.

Car theft is known to many as one of the most prevalent crimes in the Bay Area, and to help reduce the number of residents that fall victim to this crime, the SRPD advises residents to “Take it, lock it, or lose it.”

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Posted by jonnyboy
a resident of Danville
on Jul 12, 2019 at 10:59 am

What are "culperates"? Or is that newspeak for culprits?

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Posted by Karin
a resident of San Ramon
on Jul 12, 2019 at 12:26 pm

Great job SRPD!!! It's likely there will always be thieves, which is unfortunate. But with our community efforts, maybe we can at least keep them from coming around here.

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Posted by C. R. Mudgeon
a resident of Danville
on Jul 12, 2019 at 4:34 pm

C. R. Mudgeon is a registered user.

Great work by the SRPD! It's great that they have the resources to go after relatively minor property crimes that might go ignored in large cities.

Rudy Giuliani, when he was mayor of NYC, realized that cleaning up small crimes also minimized the amount of larger crimes. Even down to things like subway fare-avoidance and graffiti.

Maybe San Ramon and other nearby Tri-Valley towns will become known as "unfriendly" to other local robbers, and B&E (breaking and entering) types....

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