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News - February 27, 2019

Would-be Menlo Park 'Robin Hood' found guilty of residential burglary

by Kate Bradshaw

A 43-year-old Menlo Park resident has been found guilty of two counts of residential burglary and one count of petty theft tied to Brisbane burglaries following four days of jury trial in San Mateo County Superior Court.

Victor Manuel Caballero was arrested in Brisbane on Dec. 6, 2018, after a neighbor saw him walking around outside a home on Swallowtail Court and called police, according to prosecutors.

The Brisbane Police Department responded and found Caballero walking around aimlessly wearing two jackets with bulges in his sleeves and pants. He was carrying a computer keyboard and stereo speaker and pushing a cart containing stolen property, prosecutors said.

He also had debit cards belonging to burglary victims, $1,010 in cash, and a woman's ring on his finger, prosecutors reported.

Officers found that he had accessed two homes on Swallowtail Court by breaking glass with a rock. He then entered the houses and stole property, according to prosecutors.

Caballero, prosecutors say, "indicated he wanted to be like Robin Hood."

Caballero's case went to jury trial Feb. 19. Of the jury's findings, the residential burglary verdicts are felonies and the petty theft verdict is a misdemeanor.

The case was continued to April 16 for the pre-sentence report. Caballero remains in custody on $100,000 bail.


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