Steve Jobs’ Palo Alto home was burglarized a few weeks ago, with thieves taking upwards of $60,000 worth of computers and personal items. Since then, authorities arrested a suspect named Kariem McFarlin for committing the crime.
Mercury News reports:
McFarlin, who remains in county jail on $500,000 bail, could face a maximum prison sentence of seven years and eight months, including a one-year enhancement for “excessive taking of property,” Flattery said. He is slated to return to court Aug. 20 to enter a plea.
Bay Area cities have seen double-digit jumps in burglaries during the first half of the year. Police in Palo Alto attributed the city’s 63 percent increase to unlocked doors and windows. A “Lock It or Lose It” campaign launched earlier this year seeks to change that behavior.
The report adds that McFarlin likely did not know whose how house he was burglarizing.
“The best we can tell is it was totally random,” a police offer explained.