SAN JOSE -- Police credited eagle-eyed residents with helping them nab seven property crime suspects earlier this week in various parts of the city.
A woman was arrested fleeing a residential burglary on Wooster Avenue on Monday, while a male accomplice got away
Tuesday brought a slew of arrests, including that of two juveniles suspected of being in possession of stolen goods, a man exiting a Blackford Circle home holding just-swiped property and three people who police believe were casing out a Pearl Avenue business in preparation of a break-in.
Police said another recent arrest streak occurred in the three weeks between Sept. 26 and Oct. 18, when 17 suspects were taken into custody.
According to a news release, the arrests were linked to 18 burglaries and one carjacking.
Police single out the burglary of a home occupied by a 97-year-old woman who was physically assaulted as "one of the most disturbing cases" that ended in arrest.
"The successful outcome of these burglary investigations is the result of a positive partnership between our community and our dedicated police officers," said San Jose Police Chief Chris Moore in a statement. "We are grateful and honored to have such a responsive and committed community to help us keep our city safe."
Police urge residents witnessing a burglary or suspicious activity to report it by calling 911.
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