MILPITAS – According to Milpitas Police Sergeant Bryan Hinkley, “On November 14, 2015, at 6:42 p.m., a vehicle burglary was reported at the Great Mall of the Bay Area.”
With one of the largest parking lots in the area, it is not all too uncommon for local thieves to target cars that may have newly purchased items in them. At 7:15 p.m., Great Mall Security advised the Milpitas Police Department of a suspicious person looking into vehicles at the Great Mall.
Officers located Manu Majo Pomele of San Francisco, who matched the description Great Mall Security had provided. Pomele was in possession of a device used for breaking vehicle windows and pieces of broken glass were found on his person. While officers were speaking with Pomele, a second vehicle burglary was reported. Pomele allowed officers to search his vehicle and they located property taken from both burglaries.
Pomele was placed under arrest without incident. He was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail on two counts of burglary and one count of possessing a burglary tool.
The Milpitas Police Department reminds everyone to remove any valuables from your vehicles when parking or leaving your vehicle. Anyone with any information regarding this investigation or other similar incidents occurring in the city is encouraged to call the Milpitas Police Department at (408) 586-2400. Information can be given anonymously by calling the Crime Tip Hotline at (408) 586-2500 or via the Milpitas Police Department website.