Woman sees group break into home on security video while overseas, US cops say


A group was arrested after being accused of breaking into a woman’s house while she was overseas, California officials said.

Just before 9.30pm on June 15, Palo Alto officers got a call from a woman in her 60s who said that she saw “multiple strangers breaking into her house” on her home security system, according to a June 17 news release by police.

After investigating, officials learned the group entered the home by breaking a glass door on the home’s second floor, officers said.

Once they got inside, “they ransacked two upstairs bedrooms” and put belongings into bags before they were interrupted by police, officials said.

When police arrived at the home, they saw three people run from the home and jump over fences to escape, officials said.

One suspect later told police he was having pain after jumping off the second-floor balcony, officials said.

While searching the area for the suspects, ages 23, 18 and 17, officers found a Chevrolet Tahoe parked near the home and found a fourth suspect, a 17-year-old, “hiding on the backseat floorboard and took him into custody without incident,” officials said.

The 23-year-old and 18-year-old were arrested and booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail on charges of residential burglary, conspiracy and resisting arrest, officials said.

The two 17-year-olds were arrested on charges of residential burglary, conspiracy, resisting arrest and possession of burglary tools, officials said.

Palo Alto is about a 30-mile drive southeast of San Francisco. – The Charlotte Observer/Tribune News Service

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