Two suspected car burglars arrested in Emeryville

EMERYVILLE (KRON)—Two suspected car burglars in Emeryville were arrested Tuesday morning.

Police received a call at the East Bay Bridge Shopping Center about suspects driving around the parking lot in a red Acura SUV and looking into cars.

Officers found the car as the driver was leaving the area.

The rear license plate was covered with a paper dealer plate.

Officers stopped the SUV and detained two suspects.

While officers were searching the SUV, they found three devices used to break into car windows, a 6-inch switchblade knife and items that were reported stolen from a car burglary in Fremont.

One of the suspects also has cocaine.

The SUV was a unreported stolen car.

The suspects have been identified by police as 26-year-old George Nelson and 25-year-old James Craft.

Nelson was arrested for possessing a switchblade, possessing narcotics, possessing burglary tools and an outstanding felony arrest warrant.

Craft was arrested for prowling, possession of burglary tools, possession of stolen property and car theft.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Emeryville Police Department.

You can leave an anonymous tip at 510-596-3700.

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