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Car Burglary Suspect Arrested After Citizen Reports Hearing Glass Breaking

Police say they found Keith Gibbs in a gated parking lot standing next to a car with a smashed window.

Keith Gibbs
Keith Gibbs
A tip from a citizen led to the arrest of a car burglary suspect in San Leandro on Saturday night, police said.
 
At about 9 p.m. on Saturday, an alert citizen who was in the 1100 block of East 14th Street heard glass breaking and thought it was unusual because the noise came from a gated parking lot, San Leandro police said.
 
The woman suspected that someone might be breaking into a vehicle and she reported her observations to San Leandro police immediately, according to police. Officers who came to the scene detained 23-year-old Keith Gibbs, of Oakland, who was holding bolt cutters and standing near a vehicle with a broken window, police said.

Related article: Alert Citizen's Report of Suspicious Activity Leads to Arrest of Suspected Car Thief

Gibbs claimed the vehicle was his but an investigation confirmed that was not true, according to police. Gibbs was then arrested for breaking into the vehicle and attempting to steal it.
 
San Leandro police spokesman Lt. Randall Brandt said in a statement, "Communities throughout the Bay Area continue to experience spikes in property crimes. We need to continue working together as a community to make a difference in fighting crime."
Ken Briggs June 18, 2014 at 11:22 AM
give the out of town man a year in jail and he pays for the damages or better yet have him buy the car, after all he wanted to get what ever from it, show him that he has to pay for stuff he wants . thanks to the young lady with good ears that heard this young man doing bad things and thanks to the police department for finding this bad boy .

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