MOUNTAIN VIEW — Authorities on Tuesday arrested three men in connection with a rash of South Bay auto burglaries after a months-long investigation.
About 7:40 p.m., Mountain View police received word that the suspects were in a black Infiniti driving on San Antonio Road toward El Camino Real, spokeswoman Katie Nelson said in a news release.
Officers surrounded the car and ordered the suspects to get out. They were arrested without incident.
The suspects were identified as 39-year-old Oakland resident Marcus Anigilaje, 25-year-old Sacramento resident Troy Collins and 29-year-old Oakland resident Paul Edwards.
A search of the car turned up burglary tools and a laptop, Nelson said. Authorities are working to determine if the laptop was stolen, but the suspects were booked into Santa Clara County jail on charges of burglary, possession of burglary tools and receiving stolen property.
Following a months-long investigation, the suspects were connected to auto burglaries in Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Palo Alto and Cupertino, Nelson said. The exact number was not immediately available Wednesday.
Nelson said the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety, Los Altos Police Department and Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office helped investigate the auto burglaries and arrest the suspects. The San Jose Police Department also provided assistance.
“I am very proud of the work that was done to catch these suspects,” said Mountain View police Lt. Frank St. Clair. “The multi-agency efforts throughout the investigation were paramount to effectively apprehending three men who have victimized too many in our cities.’