Bay Area/ San Jose/ Crime & Emergencies
AI Assisted Icon
Published on April 01, 2024
Millbrae on Alert as San Mateo County Deputies Arrest Auto Burglary Suspects from RichmondSource: Google Street View

Millbrae residents on high alert after a pair of auto burglary suspects were nabbed over the weekend, officials said. San Mateo County Sheriff's Deputies apprehended two males, one an adult and the other a juvenile, on Saturday following a vehicle break-in in the suburban city of Millbrae, according to a press release from the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.

Authorities responded to a call shortly after 6:30 p.m. on Chadbourne and Magnolia avenues and were quickly given a description of the suspects by an eyewitness. The suspects, identified as 21-year-old Jose Aguilar-Primero, of Richmond, and a 17-year-old minor from the same town, tried to flee on foot before officers located them near the Millbrae BART Station. Aguilar-Primero allegedly tried to mislead Deputies with a fake name and was found carrying burglary tools at the time of his arrest.

The adult suspect is now facing multiple charges including auto burglary, possession of burglary tools, conspiracy to commit a crime, and providing false identification to law enforcement, as stated by the Sheriff's Office. Following the swift action of the authorities, Aguilar-Primero was booked into the Maguire Correctional Facility. His underage accomplice was issued a citation, before being released to family members.

While the immediate threat to locals has been mitigated, law enforcement encourages anyone with additional information regarding this incident, or other potential crimes to reach out. Deputy Samuel Lehr, working on the case, can be directly contacted, at [email protected] or by phone at 650-363-4911. San Mateo County Sheriff's Office also maintains an anonymous Tip Line, accessible at 1-800-547-2700 for those preferring confidentiality.