SAN JOSE (KPIX 5) — A man suspected of smashing his way into a San Jose home in a burglary caught on video has been arrested, a police source told KPIX 5 on Tuesday.
The arrest was made after homeowner Ryan Leiby uploaded video to YouTube of a man breaking into his home using a rock. Leiby’s watch collection was stolen in the robbery.Authorities: Suspect In Walnut Creek Nordstrom Smash-And-Grab Out On Bail; 2nd Suspect Appears In Court
Leiby told KPIX 5 on Monday that he went to San Jose police with video of the robbery. But the department told him that the cash-strapped department can’t afford to investigate property crimes.READ MORE: Housing Shortage: Inventory Of Single-Family Homes In Santa Clara County Reach Record Low, Realtors Say
The homeowner said he then posted the video online and reached out to neighborhood websites, with hopes to find a suspect.MORE NEWS: Theranos Trial: Tears Flow As Elizabeth Holmes Talks Of Fractured Love Affair With Sunny Balwani
Authorities have not released the suspect’s identity.