Four people were arrested last week in San Francisco on suspicion of burglarizing multiple vehicles in the Bay Area, police said Thursday.
Antoine Videau, 29, of San Francisco; 24-year-old Pierre
Vines of Vallejo; 21-year-old Delvon Carter of San Francisco and 27-year-old
Steven Mitchell of Rodeo were named as the suspects.
Police said the arrests came as a result of a report of an
auto burglary in the 5700 block of Geary Boulevard on Dec. 17.
Officers responded at 7:24 p.m. to that location and were
told by witnesses that they saw two people taking items from a vehicle through
a broken window.
Witnesses said the suspects left the area in a waiting
Officers determined the items — including cellphones, laptops and computers — were stolen near Leavenworth and North Point streets.
A description of the suspects’ vehicle was broadcast to
police officers in that area. Plainclothes officers found and followed the
suspects’ vehicle, and spike strips disabled it at Lombard and Taylor streets.
Officers detained the suspects and searched the vehicle, which apparently also contained passports, bank cards, jewelry, gift cards and medication. Police said they also found four guns when the suspects were arrested.
The vehicle was apparently reported stolen out of Stockton.
Police data through November show that 23,309 thefts from vehicles in the area took place in the city in 2019, down 3 percent from 23,921 in the same period last year.
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