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March 20, 2013 (San Diego’s East County) – Robin Sadik, 18, of El Cajon and two 17-year-olds are in custody for burglarizing a Chula Vista home yesterday at 1 p.m.. A teen girl hid in a closet and called 911, leading to the arrests.
“The suspects have likely participated in other burglaries in the area, as other stolen property was found in their vehicle. The vehicle was also determined to be stolen from El Cajon within the previous week,” said Captain Gary Wedge with the Chula Vista Police department.
Chula Vista Police Dispatch received a 911 call from a 15 year old girl who was home alone in the 100 block of Avenida Altamira. The caller said someone knocked on her door and then opened a window to her house. While providing information to the dispatcher, the caller heard subjects enter the house, so she hid in an upstairs closet.
“Clearly frightened but remarkably composed, the caller remained on the phone with a dispatcher, providing additional information while the suspects were still inside, and while officers were responding,” Captain Wedge stated in a media release. “At one point, while she was still on the phone, one suspect entered the closet in which she was hiding.”
According to police, when officers arrived, the three suspects were loading property into a vehicle parked on the street. All three were detained and subsequently arrested after the victim identified items taken from the house. Detectives and the crime lab assisted with the investigation.
Sadik was booked into county jail on various charges, (including burglary), and the juveniles were taken to Juvenile Hall.
Chula Vista Property Crimes detectives are continuing the investigation, and searching for other victims.