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Man, 61, arrested in connection with burglaries at six Menlo Park restaurants

 

A 61-year-old East Palo Alto man was arrested Tuesday (Feb. 10) in connection with burglaries at several Menlo Park restaurants, including Cafe Zoe on Menalto Avenue, Jan's Deli on Alma Street, Menlo BBQ on Willow Road, Galata Bistro on Santa Cruz Avenue, Mardini's Restaurant on Willow Road, and The Cool Cafe on O'Brien Drive, Menlo Park police said.

Sgt. Kevin Paugh of the Menlo Park Police Department apprehended Alfred Lee Banks during a traffic stop after noticing that he matched a description. Video surveillance was obtained from some of the restaurants, police said.

The burglaries occurred -- either by forcing a door or smashing a window, and taking whatever was left in the cash register -- between November 2014 and February 2015, police said.

Mr. Banks is being held in San Mateo County jail on five counts of burglary as well as an outstanding warrant and parole violation, police said.

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