Burglary Suspects Caught with Carload of Stolen Property

Burglary Suspects Caught with Carload of Stolen Property
Photo: Novato Fair Shopping Center

NOVATO — Police nabbed two burglary suspects who fled from a shopping center parking lot on August 14. They were caught seven miles away with a carload of suspected stolen property.

A witness reported seeing a man break into a parked car at Novato Fair Shopping Center, located at the intersection of Diablo Road and Redwood Boulevard.

The burglar fled inside a waiting car. As it happens, the witness got a good look at the burglar and his driver before the car sped away. And both suspects were wearing handcuffs soon enough.

Police spotted a car closely matching the witness’ description. It was traveling southbound on Highway 101. Police followed the car as it exited at Lucas Valley Road in San Rafael.

Police stopped the car nearby at the Smith Ranch Road commuter parking lot, where they arrested the suspects. In addition, a large amount of suspected stolen property was located inside the car, including a laptop computer.

The laptop computer belongs to the woman whose car was burglarized at the shopping center. Authorities are trying to determine who owns the rest of the stuff.

The woman identified both suspects as the same individuals she saw peering inside parked cars, before she went inside a store. Another witness who saw the break-in also positively identified the suspects.

Both suspects from Alameda, 22-year-old Alexander Norris and 21-year-old Emanuel Carpio were booked at Marin County Jail. Each face open charges for burglary, conspiracy to commit a crime, receiving stolen property, and disorderly conduct.

In addition, Norris had an outstanding arrest warrant for assault with a deadly weapon. Norris remains in custody in lieu of $80,000 bond. Carpio’s bail is $50,000.

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