Mountain View detectives arrest three men after monthslong auto burglary investigation

The men were wanted in connection with numerous vehicle break-ins in Santa Clara County

Three men have been arrested in connection with numerous auto burglaries in Santa Clara County following a monthslong investigation by five law enforcement agencies, according to a statement released by the Mountain View Police Department.

Two Oakland men, 39-year-old Marcus Anigilaje and 29-year-old Paul Edwards, and Sacramento resident Troy Collins, 25, were all arrested Tuesday on suspicion of burglary, and are being held without bail in Santa Clara County jail.

Marcus Anigilahe

Troy Collins

Paul Edwards
Mountain View detectives tracked down the three men, who were in a black Infiniti sedan driving on San Antonio Road toward El Camino Real on Tuesday, June 18, around 7:40 p.m., police said. Officers surrounded the vehicle, ordered the men out of the car and detained them.

Burglary tools and a laptop suspected of being stolen was found in the vehicle, police said. The department is still seeking the laptop's rightful owner.

All three men were arrested on suspicion of burglary, possession of burglary tools and receiving stolen property, police said. The men were also wanted for a string of auto burglaries in the South Bay.

Police spokeswoman Katie Nelson said the three suspects are all believed to be connected to thefts targeting Santa Clara County cities over the course of several months, including Mountain View. The men had been identified through security footage captured on the 400 block of Bryant Street in downtown Mountain View.

The Mountain View Police Department received help from the neighboring Los Altos Police Department and Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety in the investigation, along with the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office and the San Jose Police Department.

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Posted by MV Resident
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 20, 2019 at 1:21 pm

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Not their first rodeo. Why were they even out free on the streets?

2 people like this
Posted by PA Resident
a resident of another community
on Jun 20, 2019 at 3:32 pm

Are these the ones targeting Costco and Shoreline parking lots?

Are there other gangs out there too?

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Posted by Neighbor
a resident of Shoreline West
on Jun 20, 2019 at 5:59 pm

Wu-hoo! Good work people!

4 people like this
Posted by Billy Bob
a resident of Bailey Park
on Jun 25, 2019 at 1:16 pm

Good work MVPD now if only the city council would actually let you enforce the law a lot more people would be arrested.

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