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November 6, 2012 > Auto burglary suspects arrested

Auto burglary suspects arrested

Submitted By Sgt. David Ostrander, Milpitas PD

On October 26, 2012 at 3:34 p.m., a citizen called the Milpitas Police Department to report seeing two persons running away from a vehicle with the car alarm sounding. The vehicle was parked in the parking lot of the shopping center at 1818 Clearlake Avenue. The citizen provided the description of the vehicle they fled in, a small gray pickup truck. Milpitas police officers went to the scene and an officer saw the small gray pickup truck leaving the parking lot. The officer stopped the truck and found it was occupied by two persons, Suspect Vo and Suspect Cao, both San Jose residents.

The officer noticed several backpacks in the open bed of the truck, as well as additional items believed to be stolen property. Further investigation revealed the suspects had forced open a partially open car window to gain entry into the car but did not take any property. One of the backpacks recovered from the suspect vehicle was identified as stolen from another auto burglary in the same parking lot the previous day, Thursday, October 25, 2012 between 3:55 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. The suspects broke a car window to gain entry into the victim's vehicle and steal the backpack. The officers were able to locate the owner of a second backpack and determined the backpack was stolen several months ago from an auto burglary that occurred in San Jose.

Cao and Vo were arrested and booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail.

Anyone with any information regarding this investigation or other criminal activity occurring in this jurisdiction is encouraged to call the Milpitas Police Department at (408) 586-2400. Information can 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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