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April 5, 2011 > Burglary suspects caught in the act

Burglary suspects caught in the act

Submitted By Sergeant Daryl Sequeira, Milpitas PD
Photos By Courtesy of Milpitas PD

Three suspects believed responsible for several residential burglaries were taken into custody Friday, March 25, the same day they attempted three burglaries in Milpitas. Nineteen year-old Fremont resident Billy Nguyen; 18-year-old, Fremont resident Linh Nguyen and 18-year-old, Newark resident Thong Hoang approached a house on Meadowland Drive at about 11:39 a.m. and while one of the suspects knocked on the front door, another suspect began looking at the house and its windows. The burglary was foiled when the resident called police. The suspects fled the area in a black 2003 Acura Sedan.

At about 11:53 a.m. a watchful resident from Aaron Park Drive reported three similarly described males with a similar vehicle knocking on the front door and asking for a person who did not live at the home. The suspects left the resident reported the matter to police. Later a police officer in the area spotted the vehicle parked on Tramway Drive and saw one of the suspects approaching yet another house at Santa Rita Drive. The officer detained all three suspects.

Police identified the suspects as being involved in all the incidents. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed a loaded handgun, previously reported stolen from a residential burglary in Hayward. All three suspects were booked into Santa Clara County Main Jail for multiple charges including attempted burglary; possessing stolen property; possessing a loaded weapon; prowling, and conspiracy. Linh Nguyen who had an outstanding warrant for his arrest under his true name, gave false information about his identity during the investigation. He was also booked for giving false information to a police officer and driving without a license.

Anyone with any information regarding this investigation should call the Milpitas Police Department at (408) 586-2400.

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