Burglar Hit Steve Jobs' Home

Suspect Kariem McFarlin arrested this month
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 14, 2012 10:25 AM CDT
Burglar Hit Steve Jobs' Home
Steve Jobs' Palo Alto, Calif. home is shown Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

More than $60,000 worth of computers and other items were reportedly taken from Steve Jobs' Palo Alto home last month, a crime that is just now coming to light. Kariem McFarlin, 35, is suspected of stealing and then selling the property; he was arrested this month and faces nearly eight years in prison, the San Jose Mercury News reports. And McFarlin may have had the unfortunate luck of just picking the wrong house, reveals the DA: "The best we can tell is [his choice] was totally random."

The entire Bay Area has seen a big increase in residential burglaries this year—Palo Alto's burglaries have jumped 63%—but no suspect has been named in most of those crimes. (More Steve Jobs stories.)

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