Burglar caught after leaving cellphone at scene of crime

On Friday, March 4 Claremont police arrested a burglar after he allegedly left his cell phone at the scene of the crime. Robert Wood, 21, of Pomona was arrested after police traced the phone to him. A resident of a home on the 800 block of Northwestern Drive called police and reported that his garage door was wide open and his unlocked car had been ransacked, according to Lt. Ciszek. The suspect took a flashlight, cash and gum that had been left inside the vehicle. The resident also found a cell phone at the scene and turned the phone over to officers, who were able to trace it to Mr. Wood. Police arrived Mr. Wood’s residence and arrested him for burglary. During an interview, Mr. Wood admitted to stealing from multiple unlocked cars along Foothill Boulevard in the west side of the city.

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