Two dedicated thieves, one wearing his ankle monitor for a previous weapons and stolen property charge, the second on felony probation for possession of stolen property – were arrested by San Ramon police investigators Wednesday.
Police announced news of the arrest via social media, saying the pair had returned to Home Depot and walked out into the parking lot where officers were waiting to take them into custody.
Investigators said the unidentified pair was suspected of stealing $3,000 in tools from a local Home Depot store and about $15,000 in tools from Home Depots across the Bay Area. Both are on supervised release for previous thefts, according to police.
Police identified the arrested thusly:
Suspect #1 (29-years-old) is on parole (and wearing an ankle monitor) for weapons and stolen property-related charges. Suspect #2 (30-year-old) is on felony probation for possession of stolen property.
A search of the suspects and their property revealed narcotics, USPS mailbox keys, stolen mail, stolen credit cards, and additional tools police believe were stolen in recent weeks.