REDWOOD CITY — A thwarted residential burglary resulted in the arrest on Tuesday of a man suspected in a series of thefts and burglaries throughout Redwood City.
According to Redwood City police, Brian Alattas, 18, entered a home in the 100 block of G Street through an open front door on Monday at about 10:40 a.m.
Police said as the suspect was leaving with a stolen laptop, the homeowner, who was loading her car, confronted him, and the suspect dropped a backpack with the laptop and fled the scene on foot.
Officers responding to the area searched for the suspect and located the backpack, which contained property linked to a residential burglary that had occurred earlier in the day in the 200 block of E Street.
The backpack also contained a citation issued to Alattas in May, which allowed detectives to positively identify him as the suspect.
Police located Alattas on Tuesday in the 1700 block of Broadway and took him into custody without incident.
During their investigation, officers and detectives linked the suspect to a series of thefts in May of purses and wallets at Redwood City
Detectives were able to connect Alattas to thefts at the Grocery Outlet, Foods Co., and Big Lots.
The suspect was booked into San Mateo County Jail.
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