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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