Posted by on February 9, 2018
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(by Janis Mara) – Police said they were able to return thousands of dollars in stolen property and arrest two suspects Tuesday in a burglary case thanks to help from a San Ramon resident.

The case began when a citizen called to report a suspicious person with a white truck at The Marketplace at San Ramon shopping center, according to police.

Officers went to the center, stopped the man driving the white truck and also tracked down another person associated with him, police said.

As the officers scrutinized vehicles in the parking lot, they saw that two had been broken into and a third vandalized.

The officers arrested two people on suspicion of auto burglary, according to police.

The officers also located the owners of the plundered vehicles and returned thousands of dollars of property, including a laptop, that had been stolen from them, police said.

“We are proud of the work of our officers every day, but this is a great example of hard work combined with the efforts of our community,” police officials said on social media.

Also, the case is a reminder not to leave valuables in a vehicle, according to police.