Burglar Hit Steve Jobs' Home
Suspect Kariem McFarlin arrested this month
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 14, 2012 10:25 AM CDT
Steve Jobs' Palo Alto, Calif. home is shown Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

(Newser) – More than $60,000 worth of computers and other items were reportedly taken from Steve Jobs' Palo Alto home last month, a crime that is just now coming to light. Kariem McFarlin, 35, is suspected of stealing and then selling the property; he was arrested this month and faces nearly eight years in prison, the San Jose Mercury News reports. And McFarlin may have had the unfortunate luck of just picking the wrong house, reveals the DA: "The best we can tell is [his choice] was totally random."

The entire Bay Area has seen a big increase in residential burglaries this year—Palo Alto's burglaries have jumped 63%—but no suspect has been named in most of those crimes.

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Ellie Oaks
Jun 23, 2014 5:04 PM CDT
Burglary can happen anytime because criminals are to be found everywhere right? So what's the big deal with this? Of course, basically it's all about your safety! What if you witness personally burglars breaking into your house and practically you would get hysterical and with that I'm pretty sure you wouldn't have an ample amount of time to call help and most impossibly would be to call 911 right? So with this situation, I came to a thought of looking for some app which would help me in times of emergencies like this and fortunately I found Safetrec and Safekidzone at Google Play which happens to be available at all app stores. Just a click would save me you from harm, trust me. Simply click this links to know more. http://safekidzone.com/#!/page_home and www.safetrec.com
Chatterbox
Aug 16, 2012 7:51 AM CDT
Twas bound to happen.With the owner deceased,I'm surprised there weren't squatters living there.
milhousemn
Aug 14, 2012 1:17 PM CDT
"McFarlin may have had the unfortunate luck of just picking the wrong house" - why was it the wrong compared to the other mansions in the neighborhood? Sure he was caught but he probably would have been caught if he robbed the wealthy neighbors too.