Patrol Officer Arrests 2 Suspects, Recovers Stolen Laptop Computers
SAN LEANDRO — Two suspects photographed by the victim of a vehicle burglary were apprehended several hours later. An alert patrol officer arrested both suspects and recovered several stolen laptop computers.
The victim witnessed his vehicle being broken into at a restaurant parking lot in San Leandro. Unbeknownst to the suspects, the victim took pictures of them stealing his laptop computer, and their getaway car.
San Leandro police Lt. Isaac Benabou said in a prepared statement: “This is an example of our patrol officers staying observant, searching for wanted vehicles and suspects at all times.”
Shortly after midnight on January 19, a patrol officer spotted a Jaguar associated with the two suspected thieves. The sporty silver-colored Jaguar stood out with its dealership plates advertising Antioch Toyota.
The officer pulled over the Jaguar and questioned both occupants. They matched the descriptions of the men who stole a backpack containing a laptop computer on January 18.
What began as a traffic stop turned into a vehicle search, and the officer located burglary tools and stolen property. In fact, the officer discovered several laptop computers that were reported stolen.
Besides the one stolen in San Leandro, the officer recovered several other stolen laptop computers. Some of the recovered stolen property was linked to another burglary in Brentwood which also happened on January 18.