Tan Van Nguyen
CUPERTINO – The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office West Valley Patrol responded to a call on July 17 reporting that a business had just been burglarized and that the suspect(s) were last seen driving a late model silver Lexus.
According to Sergeant Rich Glennon of the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office, “Tan Nguyen and Marc Tran gained entry into the store by cutting a hole in the roof.”
Once inside the Verizon Store located at 20735 Stevens Creek Boulevard in Cupertino, both 40-year-old Nguyen and 38-year-old Tran disassembled the alarm and camera system in order to try and hide their identity. They also used power tools to cut a hole through the storage room door in order to gain entry.
“The suspects stole approximately 189 items belonging to Verizon with a retail value of over $138,000, Glennon said. “The items included various types of iPads, iPhones, Samsung Galaxy phones, and other Apple products.”
To the suspects’ surprise, after courting their items underneath the Southwest Expressway on Meridian Avenue in San Jose, Sheriff’s Deputies approached their vehicle after identifying the vehicle as the possible getaway car. Two Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Deputies approached the parked suspects. It soon became obvious that the two occupants were the suspects wanted in the burglary as a large amount of Apple products were visible in the backseat of the vehicle.
Both suspects were booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail for burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary, and possession of burglary tools. Tran was released on bail. However, Nguyen is being held on $120,000 bail.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office at (408) 808-4500. Alternatively, you can contact the Sheriff’s Office Investigative Services anonymous tip line at phone number (408) 808-4431.