VIDEO: Man accused of five East Bay car break-ins at BART parking lot arrested

27-year-old Andrew Friedman
27-year-old Andrew Friedman

 

OAKLAND (KRON) — A man accused of five car break-ins at an East Bay BART Station parking lot is now in custody.

Bart police arrested 27-year-old Andrew Friedman of Oakland.

Someone noticed a man smashing windows and pulling car door handles at the MacArthur Station parking lot.

Police arrested Friedman and say he had broken into five cars on Thursday.

The stolen property was returned to victims.

BART police remind riders to always lock car doors and never leave anything visible inside a parked car.

Here is the full statement from BART:

An auto burglary suspect allegedly responsible for five break-ins at the MacArthur Station parking lot yesterday is in custody thanks to an alert customer who reported suspicious activity to a nearby BART Police officer.

At 1:50 p.m. yesterday, December 7, 2017, a customer noticed a man smashing windows and pulling car door handles inside the MacArthur Station parking lot. The customer flagged down a nearby BART Police officer who swiftly responded and detained 27-year-old Andrew Friedman of Oakland. He was booked into Alameda County jail for burglary. Police say it was determined Friedman had broken into five vehicles yesterday.

The stolen property was returned to victims.

BART Police reminds riders to always lock car doors and to never leave anything visible inside a parked car. We also encourage our riders to report suspicious activity to a BART employee or with the free BART Watch App.

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