El Cajon burglaries
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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.
May 28, 2012 (El Cajon) – This morning between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m., a series of “hot prowl” burglaries occurred at homes in the vicinity of Mollison and Bradley in El Cajon. A “hot prowl” burglary occurs while residents are home, often at night while victims are sleeping.
“Several of these cases involved the suspect gaining entry to homes through unlocked garage doors,” said Lt. Tim Henton with El Cajon Police. Screens were removed from windows in some cases. Losses were mostly small, easy to carry items.
Prowler may be a frequent visitor to area, police believe
November 26, 2009 (El Cajon)— Southeast El Cajon has had approximately 30 hot prowl burglaries and attempted burglaries since fall 2008. A hot prowl burglary occurs when occupants are home, often at night while residents are asleep. The latest in this series occurred early Saturday morning in the area of Jamacha and Granite Hills.