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Milpitas Police Arrest Two Burglary Suspects

The two San Jose men were involved in three auto burglaries, two in a Milpitas parking lot.

Milpitas Police arrested two auto burglary suspects last Friday, Oct. 26, they announced Saturday.

At 3:34 p.m., a citizen called the Milpitas Police Department to report two people running away from a vehicle with an alarm sounding, said Sergeant David Ostrander.

A police offer caught suspects Thao Minh Vo, 39, and Quy Pheoc Cao, 41, both San Jose residents, fleeing the parking lot at 1818 Clearlake Ave in a small gray pickup truck. When they stopped the truck, they noticed several backpacks in the open bed of the truck, in addition to several items believed to be stolen property.

A further investigation revealed that the suspects had forced opened a partially open car window in order to gain entry, but did not take any property, said Sergeant Ostrander.

However, one of the backpacks recovered from the suspect was identified as stolen from another auto burglary in the same parking lot on the previous day. The suspects had broken a car window in order to steal it.

Officers located the owner of the second backpack and determined that it was stolen several months ago from an auto burglary that occurred in San Jose.

Cao was arrested and booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail on the charges of two counts of Burglary, Possession of Stolen Property, Possession of Burglary Tools, Under the Influence of Illegal Narcotics, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Theft with Prior Convictions, Driving on a Suspended License, and Violation of Probation, said police.

Vo was arrested and booked into the Main Jail on the charges of two counts of Burglary, Possession of Stolen Property, Possession of Burglary Tools, Under the Influence of Illegal Narcotics, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Police encourage anyone with information about this or any other criminal activity to call the Milpitas Police Department at (408) 586-2400. 

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