Redwood City police arrested a man on Sept. 17, on suspicion of residential burglary and possession of stolen property.
Derrick Strong, 37, allegedly broke into an apartment complex at 1107 Second Ave. on the night of Sept. 17.
One of the victims woke up, saw the lights on and informed her husband. The husband then went into the living room and confronted the suspect, who was placing items on the kitchen table, according to police.
The suspect took a wallet and other items out of his pocket and left them there, then fled from the apartment.
Officers arrived and located a man matching the suspect’s description in the alley of Rolison Road. He allegedly had more of the victims’ belongings in his possession. Strong was arrested and taken to the county jail.
Anyone with additional information about the case is encouraged to call the Redwood City Police Department at (650) 780-7100 or the department’s tip line at (650) 780-7107.
By Nuria Marquez