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April 6, 2012 > Burglar arrested

Burglar arrested

Submitted By Lt. Steven Petrakovitz, Milpitas PD

On February 29, at just after 5 a.m. someone broke the front door to Ocean Supermarket located at 2 South Park Victoria Drive, entered the store and broke open the cigarette cabinet, stealing over $150 in cigarettes. The video camera showed the burglar was a male wearing a black hoodie and carrying a black backpack.

On March 16, 2012, at about 3:30 a.m. someone broke the front glass to Rite-Aid, 1350 South Park Victoria Drive entered and stole over $240 dollars worth of cigarettes. The video in Rite-Aid showed the suspect was a male wearing a black hoodie, carrying a black backpack and wearing distinctive looking shoes.

On March 31, 2012, Milpitas Police Officers developed leads in the case and contacted a 14 year-old suspect. Officers completed their investigation and concluded the suspect was involved in the two burglaries. The suspect was arrested and booked at the Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall.

Milpitas Police Department relies on the public to report suspicious activity in their neighborhoods, so we can work together in combating residential burglaries. Anyone with information regarding this incident or any other criminal activity occurring in the City of Milpitas is encouraged to call the Milpitas Police Department at (408) 586-2400. Information can also be given anonymously by calling (408) 586-2500, or via the Milpitas Police Department website at http://www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov/government/police/crime_tip.asp

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