Hercules dwelling burglar escapes in Uber, arrested with $30,000 money

(KRON) — A juvenile who burglarized a home in Hercules was nabbed after he stole a flowery watch, $30,000 in money, and briefly escaped utilizing an Uber driver, in accordance with the Hercules Police Division.

The housebreaking occurred round 6:25 a.m. Sunday at a house on Finch Court docket. A sufferer referred to as 911 and informed dispatchers {that a} man had damaged down his again door and entered the home.

“The sufferer fled the residence by means of the entrance door and ran to his neighbor’s dwelling. Surveillance on the residence confirmed a (burglar) carrying a blue jacket, black sweatpants, and a grey shirt wrapped round his face, (who) compelled entry by shattering the rear sliding glass door,” HPD wrote.

Officers established a fringe round the home with help from the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Workplace, Pinole Police Division, and a Richmond Police Division Okay-9 unit. However the burglar slipped away.

“The sufferer suggested roughly $30,000 of money and property was stolen,” HPD wrote.

This luxurious watch was recovered by police after a house housebreaking. (Picture courtesy Hercules Police Division)

Three hours later, over on Bluebird Court docket, a neighbor was flying his private drone and noticed a suspect hiding on a inexperienced belt, police mentioned. Earlier than officers arrived to the inexperienced belt, the suspect hopped into an Uber driver’s grey Honda Accord and drove off, in accordance with HPD.

Officers later discovered a Honda with Uber logos on the home windows on the nook of Meadowlark and Tanager Method.

“A high-risk cease was performed and a topic matching the precise description of the suspect within the surveillance video exited the rear passenger seat of the Honda. A search of the rear passenger seat of the Uber revealed over $30,000 of the sufferer’s property on the floorboard the place the topic was seated,” HPD wrote.

The burglar was recognized as a juvenile from Texas. He was booked into juvenile corridor.

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