Tuesday, August 14, 2012, 07:44 am PT (10:44 am ET)
More than $60,000 in "computers and personal items" stolen from Steve Jobs' homeThe Palo Alto home of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was among the homes that fell prey to Bay Area-wide surge in residential burglaries last month. A suspect was later arrested in the case.
Jobs' home on Waverley Street in Palo Alto was burglarized July 17, Santa Clara County Deputy District Attorney Tom Flattery told the San Jose Mercury News.
Among the items taken were more than $60,000 worth of "computers and personal items," according to Flattery, who declined to say whether the items belonged to Jobs or one of his family members.
A 35-year old Alameda man by the name of Kariem McFarlin was arrested August 2nd in his home town on suspicion of burglarizing the residence and later reselling the stolen property.
He was arraigned August 7th and has remained in the county lockup ahead of his next court date for failing to post $500,000 bail. He faces a maximum prison sentence of seven years and eight months, which would include a one-year enhancement for "excessive taking of property."
Though details of the investigation were kept secret from reporters, Flattery did indicate that police believe McFarlin was likely unaware that the home belonged to Jobs and that his crime was "totally random."
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