Man who burglarized San Mateo college arrested

Police arrested a 30-year-old man Thursday in connection with a recent burglary at the College of San Mateo. 

On Monday, officers responded to a report of a theft at the college, located at 1700 W. Hillsdale Boulevard, according to police.

While investigating the alleged theft, officers learned there were at least five unrelated victims.

Additionally, one victim said a suspect had forced entry into a locked classroom and stole personal property.

The total loss was estimated to be around $6,500. Officer obtained surveillance video with images of the suspect, which showed him leaving the school in a black Honda sedan, according to police.

Officers were eventually able to identify and locate the suspect.

He was identified as San Francisco resident Gabriel Ruiz-Vega. Officers learned Ruiz-Vega was on probation. Officers arrested him on suspicion of burglary and grand theft. He was booked into the Maguire Correctional Facility, according to police.