A prolific burglary suspect who wore a duty belt with a variety of burglary tools that even included a stethoscope to listen for activity in another room if residents were present has been arrested, San Francisco police announced Thursday.
Authorities said Roman Jarvis, 39, has been charged with a total of 15 felony and two misdemeanor counts on charges including burglary, stolen autos, and possession of stolen property and burglary tools in nine San Francisco burglaries that police believe date back to December 2012.
In one of the most brazen of the incidents, Jarvis gained entry to a residence in the Edgewood neighborhood near Twin Peaks sometime during February 23-24 weekend.
After escaping with valuables, including a Mercedes-Benz, Jarvis returned the following day, again gaining access, this time when the residents were at home, and stole additional valuable items.
Investigators continue to determine if Jarvis acted alone in the burglaries and if he was involved in other criminal activities.
Anyone with information about the suspect is urged to contact Lt. Alexa O’Brien, Criminal Investigations Unit, 415-553-1184.
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