Redwood City Pizza Restaurant Burglary Suspect Found In Attic

REDWOOD CITY (CBS SF) – A man was arrested early Thursday after hiding in an attic from police after they arrived to investigate a silent burglary alarm at a Little Caesars Pizza restaurant in Redwood City, police said.

Police arrived at the restaurant at around 3 a.m. and saw the suspect climb into the attic of the restaurant, located at 2193 Roosevelt Ave., according to police.

Officers established a perimeter around the commercial complex where the restaurant is located, and began searching the restaurant and the adjoining business for the suspect.

Redwood City police received assistance from the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office and its police dog.

The police dog located the suspect hiding in a dental office at 2183 Roosevelt Ave., and when he refused to come out, the dog bit him.

The suspect, Joseph Albert Sciarra Jr., 44, was treated for his dog bite, arrested and booked into San Mateo County Jail on suspicion of commercial burglary.

Sciarra, a Redwood City resident, is also suspected of committing several recent burglaries in the complex, police said.



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