Home Security Video Helps Catch Residential Burglary In Progress
SAN MATEO – A resident’s home security video helped the SMPD arrest a man attempting to burglarize the home.
On October 3 at 11:00 a.m. the resident called the SMPD after seeing a man inside their home. Before long the police arrived and searched the residence in the 2200 block of Isabelle Avenue. They did not find the suspect.
However, they did discover that the suspect forced his entry into the home through a rear door. Some of the missing items included electronics and a bicycle.
As officers viewed the home security video they recognized the burglar as 19-year-old Tenzin Rinchen, a known probationer.
Officers contacted Rinchen at his homen and arrested him, They recovered the stolen property.
The SMPD adds, “We wanted to take a moment to thank the homeowners for quickly calling SMPD to report the crime in progress and equipping their home with security video. This is a great example of our community-police partnership to fight crime!”
On July 4, 2018 Rinchen was arrested for hit and run causing property damage.
Similarly, on March 14, 2017 cops charged him with robbery, elder abuse, controlled substance possession and giving false information.