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November 29, 2011 > Attempted auto burglaries

Attempted auto burglaries

Submitted By Sgt. David Ostrander, Milpitas PD

On November 25 at 9:20 a.m. a Milpitas Police Department bicycle officer patrolling the parking lot of The Great Mall interrupted two suspects attempting to break into parked cars. The bicycle offer was patrolling the parking lot as part of the police department's effort to ensure a safe Black Friday shopping environment. The bicycle officer saw Rafael Clemente on foot in the parking lot looking into the windows of several cars. Clemente then attempted to open the door of a parked car by tampering with the lock.

Clemente was in possession of a burglary tool and when officers took Clemente back to his car they found Angel Aguilar, Jr. in the passenger seat. Aguilar, Jr., on parole, was also in possession of burglary tools. Further investigation revealed Clemente and Aguilar, Jr. were working together as a team while attempting to break into three parked cars. They were both arrested for felony violations.

Clemente, a Hispanic male San Jose resident, was booked at the Santa Clara County Main Jail for Attempted Burglary, Conspiracy, Possession of Burglary Tools, and Tampering with a Vehicle.

Aguilar, Jr., a Hispanic male San Jose resident, was booked at the Santa Clara County Main Jail for Attempted Burglary, Conspiracy, Possession of Burglary Tools, and a Parole Violation.

Anyone with any information regarding this case is encouraged to call the Milpitas Police Department at (408) 586-2400. Information can also be given anonymously by calling (408) 586-2500 or via the Milpitas Police Department website at: http://www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov/government/police/crime_tip.asp

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