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Menlo Park: Burglary suspect pleads no contest

 

A jury trial had been ahead for Robert James Clark, a 22-year-old transient accused of burglarizing a Menlo Park home in March 2014, but on Tuesday (Feb. 17), Mr. Clark agreed to enter a plea of no-contest to one count of residential burglary.

The plea bargain includes a condition of no more than nine years in state prison. A sentencing hearing is set for Thursday, March 26, according to a report by San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.

Mr. Clark is accused of breaking into a home in the 300 block of Laurel Street and stealing a "large quantity of jewelry," prosecutors said.

According to Mr. Wagstaffe, a neighbor saw a man walking in the backyard of a nearby home and called police, who investigated and found a backpack in the yard with the stolen jewelry inside. The neighbor identified Mr. Clark as the suspect, prosecutors said.

Mr. Clark is in San Mateo County jail on $100,000 bail.

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