The suspect first came to the attention of Mountain View Police last month after a theft was reported at the 24 Hour Fitness at the San Antonio Shopping Center. Officials say the man opened a unsecured locker and stole various personal items, including car keys and credit cards. He then quickly went out to the parking lot and stole the owner's vehicle, using it drive around and rack up purchases on the credit cards.
It wasn't the first time the man had reportedly pulled this trick. Police soon learned that Palo Alto and San Jose had reported similar burglaries by the same individual. Within days, a similar locker burglarywas reported at the City Sports Gym on Grant Road.
Mountain View police officials say they were able to eventually find the suspect after coordinating with the Regional Auto Theft Task Force. The suspect was arrested in San Jose on Monday, Jan. 15, and charged with multiple counts of burglary, ID theft and vehicle theft, among other crimes.
The suspect is currently being held in jail with bail set at $1 million.
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