Police Arrest Two Suspected Burglars in Restaurant Parking Lot

Officers conducting surveillance in the area caught the suspects as they were looking into the window of a parked car in the lot.

South San Francisco police arrested two suspects who were lurking around a restaurant parking lot equipped with burglary tools Friday night.

After a string of recent vehicle burglaries, officers were conducting surveillance in the parking lot of the restaurant, located at 180 South Airport Blvd., around 10 p.m., police said.

Officers approached Valentino Evangelista, 38, of San Francisco, and Steven Shaffer, 27, of Daly City, as they were looking into the window of a parked car in the lot.

Police found a tool commonly used for breaking into vehicles near the suspects.

Evangelista and Shaffer were arrested on suspicion of possessing burglary tools and attempting to commit a crime. Both were booked at the San Mateo County Jail.

—Bay City News

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Harry E. Smith July 31, 2011 at 11:07 PM
PRO-ACTIVE police work in 'problem' areas usually leads to good arrests. GOOD JOB SSFPD! Now, how about the Orange Park area? Can we get some surveillance there to stop the rash of robberies and other crimes?
Tess August 01, 2011 at 12:25 AM
Good job SSFPD - feels good to feel safe. Thanks for being proactive.


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