The Livermore Police Department reported Thursday that four suspects have been arrested in connection with more than 50 auto burglaries within the Cities of Brentwood and Livermore.
In the early morning hours of Friday, 7/21/17, multiple vehicles were broken into in the northeast area of Livermore. In total, 36 vehicles were broken into by having a side window smashed. One vehicle was also stolen.
Livermore PD detectives began investigating these crimes and learned that similar burglaries and one auto theft had occurred in the City of Brentwood prior to the crimes occurring in Livermore–in total, Brentwood had he Brentwood Police Department are investigating a total of 17 vehicle break-ins that occurred Friday morning around 4:00 am at the Hampton Inn (7605 Brentwood Blvd).
Detectives continued to work the investigation and on Tuesday, 7/25/17, they were able to learn the identities of the four suspects involved.
By Wednesday morning, all four suspects were in custody and both stolen vehicles had been recovered. In interviewing the suspects in these cases, LPD detectives learned that the suspects were breaking into vehicles not only to steal items of value, but also hoping to find keys to the vehicles left inside.
Both of the vehicles stolen in these cases had keys to the vehicle left inside the car allowing the suspects to quickly steal them. This investigation is ongoing and for the integrity of the
investigation, no further information will be released at this time.
The Livermore Police Department is sharing this information with the community in hopes to remind our community members of the importance of locking their vehicles, not leaving valuables within their vehicle, and to never leave keys inside a vehicle.
Update Per Brentwood PD:
AUTO BURGLARIES AND STOLEN VEHICLE THAT OCCURRED AT HAMPTON INN ON FRIDAY, JULY 21, 2017
In the early morning hours of Friday, July 21, 2017, seventeen vehicles in the parking lot of Hampton Inn (7605 Brentwood Boulevard) were broken into, and one car was stolen. The stolen vehicle was observed a few hours later in Livermore, where another 36 vehicles were broken into. Detectives from Brentwood PD and Livermore PD began investigating the crimes, and with the assistance of detectives from Oakland PD, they were able to identify four suspects. Two of the suspects were identified as 20-year-old Brian Randolph from Oakland, and 20-year-old John Robertson from Manteca. The other two suspects are 16-year-old and 17-year-old juveniles from Oakland. The juveniles’ identities are being withheld.
On July 26, 2017, Tracy PD officers located Randolph and Robertson inside the vehicle stolen from Brentwood, and they arrested both men. The juveniles were arrested by Oakland PD on unrelated charges on July 21, 2017. All four suspects were interviewed and admitted their involvement in the crimes in Brentwood and Livermore. No additional suspects are being sought at this time.
Anyone with information related to these incidents is encouraged to contact Detective Matthew Head at 925-809-7734.