Steve Jobs' home burglarized, suspect in custody
This entry was posted on Wednesday, August 15, 2012.
Police have recently released details of a burglary on Waverly Street in Palo Alto, California. The burglary occurred on July 17, 2012. Oh…and the house belonged to Steve Jobs.
Police reported that the burglar likely did not know that the house belonged to Steve Jobs. According to Santa Clara County Deputy District Attorney Tom Flattery, it appears that the burglar chose the house at random.
Kariem McFarlin, age 35, was arrested on August 2. He was suspected to have burglarized the home and sold the stolen property. Apple workers were able to find McFarlin’s location after the burglary by tracking a stolen iPad’s internet connection. The maximum prison sentence he could receive is seven years and eight months. He will return to court on August 20.
The burglar stole more than $60,000 worth of “computers and personal items” from the home. According to McFarlin, he stole two iMacs, three iPads, a diamond necklace and earrings, along with other items.
Steve Jobs passed away last year at the age of 56. His house is being renovated and is currently uninhabitable. McFarlin told investigators that he had learned to target homes that were under construction because they were likely to be vacant.