Coronado police have arrested a man in connection with several hot prowl burglaries that occured on May 8, including one incident where surveillance footage captured a suspect trying to break into a home.
Roberto Adame II, 23, was arrested around 3 a.m. Tuesday morning as he tried to cross the border into the United States from Mexico. Detectives matched fingerprints left a the crime scenes to Adame. Officials were also able to recover some stolen property.
Adame will be charged with two counts of felony burglary and one count of attempted burglary. He was taken to San Diego Central Jail with a bail set at $500,000.
Police say the man successfully sneaked into two homes early Friday morning while residents slept.
He was spotted on surveillance video casing a home in the 200 block of E Avenue at about 5:30 a.m., checking windows and using a cellphone flashlight to peek inside. Finding an unlocked window, the suspect got in and grabbed cash, a laptop, a tablet and sunglasses.
He then walked right out the front door, leaving it wide open.
Police say he immediately went around the corner, to the 900 block of Second Street. He broke into a home there through an unlocked patio door and stole cellphones and cash.
The residents woke up to find their possessions shuffled around, so they called police.
Coronado police says if you would like an officer to come to your home for a free security check, call the Crime Prevention Unit at 619-522-7370.