Man arrested in multiple Walnut Creek burglaries

CREEK OF WALNUT — A 40-year-old San Francisco man has been arrested on suspicion of at least seven commercial burglaries in the city last month, mostly in the downtown area, according to police.

Additional suspects are being sought.

The man was arrested on multiple counts of second degree burglary and conspiracy to commit a crime on Wednesday and is being held without bail at the Martinez Detention Facility.

According to police, the man is wanted for seven commercial burglaries that occurred between July 16 and July 24. There were six in the downtown area and one on Oak Grove Road.

The police have not stated which businesses were targeted or what was taken. Authorities did not specify the mode of transportation the suspect used to reach Contra Costa County.

Detectives in Walnut Creek worked to identify the man as one of the suspects they believed was responsible for all of the burglaries. Police did not explain how they became suspicious of the man.

The suspect was apprehended by Walnut Creek detectives around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday in the area of the Crossroads Shopping Center in the 2300 block of Monument Boulevard in Pleasant Hill. The man’s activities at the shopping center at that time of day have not been revealed by police. The police investigation is still ongoing.

Anyone with information should call Walnut Creek police at 925-943-5844 or the Anonymous Tip Line at 925-943-5865.

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