Series of robberies plague San Bruno


SAN BRUNO (KRON) — Several property crimes occurred in San Bruno this week, including a residential burglary and vandalism on Thursday, and two auto thefts on Sunday.

In one of the Thursday robberies, cash and jewelry were reported missing from a home in the 1500 block of Kains Avenue at around 3:15 p.m., police said.

With no apparent signs of forced entry, officers could not determine how the suspect got into the house.

No arrest has been made.

Also on Thursday, two Peninsula teenagers were arrested after allegedly spray-painting road signs and walls on Sneath Lane at 11:15 pm.

Eighteen-year-old San Bruno man, Cristian Garibay, and a 17-year-old from San Mateo are suspects in several other cases of graffiti vandalism around San Bruno, police said.

Earlier on Sunday, police officers at San Bruno Avenue and Crestmoor Drive contacted the driver of a car that was reported stolen out of South San Francisco.

The driver, 22-year-old Blake Fabris of San Bruno, refused to cooperate with the officers, and threatened to kill a police dog, police said.

Fabris was arrested and booked into the San Mateo County Jail on suspicion of possession of a stolen vehicle, threatening an officer, resisting or delaying an officer, and drug paraphernalia possession.

Then, just before midnight, a set of keys were reported stolen from a cash register in a Target store in the 1100 block of El Camino Real, police said.

San Francisco resident Lewis Altafi, 39, showed up to the store in a car that he allegedly stole from somewhere in San Francisco before robbing the keys from Target.

Altafi was also found to be carrying methamphetamine and “shaved” keys, which are commonly used for stealing cars, police said.

Altafi was arrested and booked into San Mateo County Jail on suspicion of possessing a stolen vehicle, meth possession, and theft.

Anyone with information about any of these incidents has been asked to call San Bruno police at (650) 616-7100.

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